Rev. Keith Ratliff has come out attacking gays, and he is demanding the “gay community stop hijacking the civil rights movement.” We cannot let Rev. Ratliff use the NAACP as a platform to spread hate and ignorance!
Rev. Keith Ratliff Sr., president of the Iowa-Nebraska chapter of the NAACP, spoke at a marriage rally in Des Moines on Tuesday, adding, “Deviant behavior is not the same as being denied your right to vote,” and calling any parallel between the African-American civil rights movement and the gay civil rights movement an “insult.”
Ratliff’s anti-gay actions also go directly against the teachings of the NACCP’s president, and Chairman, Benjamin Jealous, and Jealous’ predecessor, Julian Bond. Not to mention nationally released statements from the NAACP supporting LGBTQ rights.