Another Attempted Erosion of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties

“A state lawmaker wants to ban restaurants from serving food to obese customers — but please, don't be offended. He says he never even expected his plan to become law.

“'I was trying to shed a little light on the number one problem in Mississippi,' said Republican Rep. John Read of Gautier, who acknowledges that at 5-foot-11 and 230 pounds, he'd probably have a tough time under his own bill.”

[For the full article, see here.]

It's women; Afro-Americans; Italians; Irish; Roman Catholics; illegal immigrants; Latinos; LGBT people, any others I have inadvertently left out, and now, “obese” people.

The reactionaries who seek to limit the freedoms that they and others enjoy, and who seem to take relish in heaping indignities onto others, and limiting the civil rights and civil liberties of others, will never stop unless they are confronted for the haters that they are!

To remain silent in the face of this kind of persecution, be it done in a self-defined “humorous” way or not, is to be complicit in reactionary activities, and with reactionary forces, and being allies with those who heap indignities and denial, and attempted denial, of civil rights and civil liberties onto others.

Only when all people of good will, Straight and Gay, confront the haters, the secular and “religious” one-dimensional vessels of wrath, will there be a turnaround in our steady descent into the dark ages!

[Also posted on A Christian Voice For Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, And Transgender Rights.]

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