Phil Snider of Brentwood Christian Church surprised fellow Christians at a city council meeting when he suggested that Black segregation is like ‘Gay’ discrimination. The pastor was speaking in defense of Gay people’s rights.
Since then, the question of whether discrimination against Gay people is the same as racism against Black people is coming back up.
We asked the question, “Is it fair to say that discrimination against Gay people is the same as discrimination against Black people?” on our Facebook page and the responses are as follows: ( Feel free to respond to the question yourself.)
“No, a Gay person has made the choice to be so. God created A Black man as such, he had no choice. Either way there should be no discrimination against either, God will settle all scores.”
“Yes I would say it’s very similar.”
“Absolutely not! No correlation whatsoever! Were any of them tortured, murdered, hung and raped for 400 years? h**l No. Next.”
“Def similar but until I read about gay chromosome I can’t totally agree”
“Close enough. Discrimination is discrimination.”
“Its fair to say discrimination is discrimination and neither should be tolerated! No mans struggle can be measured as worse than another’s. Everyone copes differently”
“Nope. You cannot tell if someone is gay just by looking at them. Nobody should be discriminated against, but why does our pain always get compared? Does the fact that we have not gotten reparations like some other groups–get compared?”
“Discrimination is equal towards anyone. My personal views are I have been alive 26yrs and worked my a*s off. Not once have I agreed with slavery or discrimination. To say one person is less than another is what we are saying if we hold discrimination against one group as more intolerable than another. We as people need to remember the past but let go of it to finally become equal. I am an American that is my nationality and human is my race not white. We have to stop separating ourselves by ethnicity in order to finally become one.”
“No no no! And give back the rainbow too,people always riding our coat tail or using us for somthing,we came up with red velvet,they took it… they way we dress ,hair styles,man they tryin to water us down…”
“why are Black people so oblivious to the fact that other ppl are victimized and oppressed? Civil rights are not just for us, you know?”
“How do you expect to be treated when you’re not following GOD rules …No!!!”
“No. When a gay person walks in the room, I don’t know they are gay unless they tell or show me. AA’s don’t have that option.”
“Bull!!!!! Noooooooo!!!!!!! How do you equate a s****l act to race? I discriminate against ignorance, you Godless people pushing freakish behaviors and a Godless existence and society with no morals”