Quote of the week from Al Sharpton

I was going to write something about Bush’s final address to the nation, but effe that (I’ll just say that it should have been an apology rather than a defense).

So instead of that pathetic subject, I give you this guy:

PHOTO: Al Sharpton

This is what Al Sharpton had to say to churches that supported Proposition 8, a ballot initiative in California that took away the right to gay marriage:

There is something immoral and sick about using all of that power to not end brutality and poverty, but to break into people’s bedrooms and claim that God sent you. It amazes me when I looked at California and saw churches that had nothing to say about police brutality, nothing to say when a young black boy was shot while he was wearing police handcuffs, nothing to say when they overturned affirmative action, nothing to say when people were being [relegated] into poverty, yet they were organizing and mobilizing to stop consenting adults from choosing their life partners.

God damn right.

Flickr photo by smata2


  1. Andrea

    Wow, did not expect that from Al Sharpton.

  2. Chris

    He can be a force for good sometimes. Like when he guest-starred on Boston Legal.

  3. Ian

    He can be reasonable, its just he too often sticks his nose where it doesn’t belong.