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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

(Op/Ed) Thoughts on Michigan's License to Discriminate against the LBGT Community Bill

Photo Credit - njdems.org
Photo Credit - njdems.org

By Larry Benjamin of Random Thoughts Blog

First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—Because I was not a Socialist.
Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—Because I was not a Trade Unionist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—Because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.”pastor Martin Niemöller (1892–1984)
It has been stated Pastor Martin Niemoller used variations of this quote in different speeches. The above is the best know version per Wikipedia.
Now today in America, if Niemoller were speaking would he begin with “First they came for the Blacks”?
And based on a law just passed in the Michigan House of Representatives, follow this with “Then they came for the LGBT”?
Niemoller was speaking out against the intellectuals in Nazi Germany for their failure to speak out or do anything against the atrocious actions of the Nazis.

Today in America we have a main stream media that has classified a complete group of people as thugs based on the actions of a few. We have zealots in elected positions that are writing laws based on their narrow minded religious beliefs.

Ask yourself today, are you in the next group they will be coming after? Or what will be the next group they will come after, and am I a member of that group?

Think about it my friends, and then do something!

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