Thursday, June 15, 2017

Hate

There is a difference between opposing and hating someone or thing. I oppose the Republicans, I do not hate them. Both the Rev. Martin Luther King and Mahatma Gandhi brought about change without violence by using peaceful non-violence tactics.

When you pick up a weapon the other side has won.

It is a hard thing to do, stand in the middle of threats and intimidation. It is hard when you face discrimination, when someone purposely uses derogatory words and not strike back.

There was a Pride march down in Alabama over the weekend where the KKK tried to intimidate the marchers but the marchers didn’t take the bait, they ignored the taunting.
KKK members protest LGBTQ pride march in Florence: Hate 'reared its ugly head'
AL.com
By Connor Sheets
June 13, 2017

Several members of white nationalist groups dressed in Ku Klux Klan robes and other regalia staged a protest at a Sunday event in Florence described by organizers as Northwest Alabama's first-ever LGBTQ pride parade.

The relatively rare sight of people wearing KKK robes in public left many of the hundreds of LGBTQ folks and allies who attended the march feeling "shocked and then embarrassed," according to Benjamin Newbern, executive director of the Equality Shoals advocacy group.

"It was just crazy. This was a huge day for the LGBTQ community with the fact that nothing like this had happened before with members of the LGBTQ community marching in the streets here," Newbern said.

"Hate has always been here but it reared its ugly head yesterday to show that it's still around."
The KKK was lucky if they protested at a Pride rally here in Connecticut with their hoods on…
Public Act No. 11-55
Sec. 36. Section 53-37a of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2011):

Any person who, with the intent to subject, or cause to be subjected, any other person to the deprivation of any rights, privileges or immunities, secured or protected by the Constitution or laws of this state or of the United States, on account of religion, national origin, alienage, color, race, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, blindness or physical disability, violates the provisions of section 46a-58, as amended by this act, while wearing a mask, hood or other device designed to conceal the identity of such person shall be guilty of a class D felony.
And in Connecticut a class D felony carries some weight behind it…
Class D Felonies. A class D felony is the least serious type of felony in Connecticut, punishable by a state prison term of one to five years and a fine of up to $5,000. 
Please stop the hate.


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