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Petitioning NAACP Washington and 12 others
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NAACP Washington
NAACP Hollywood
NAACP National
NAACP Webmaster
Keith Ratliff
NAACP Nebraska Branches
NAACP Iowa Branches
NAACP DC
NAACP Oklahoma
NAACP Florida
NAACP New Jersey
NAACP Ohio
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Tell NAACP Rev. Keith Ratliff misrepresents NAACP values by attacking gays!

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.


Letter to
NAACP Washington
NAACP Hollywood
NAACP National
and 10 others
NAACP Webmaster
Keith Ratliff
NAACP Nebraska Branches
NAACP Iowa Branches
NAACP DC
NAACP Oklahoma
NAACP Florida
NAACP New Jersey
NAACP Ohio
Communications
Rev. Keith Ratliff is completely misrepresenting NAACP, a organization the LGBTQ community has turned to as a supportive and embracing national organization.

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.

Love between two people is not "deviant behavior" and being denied your right to marry who you love IS a CIVIL issue!

The LGBTQ community is NOT hijacking anything. We have turned to NAACP's past movements for advice. The NAACP is a respected national leader for liberty, justice, and equality! Don't let Rev. Keith Ratliff misrepresent that.