Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Coretta Scott King

• "Struggle is a never ending process. Freedom is never really won - you earn it and win it in every generation."

• "I believe all Americans who believe in freedom, tolerance and human rights have a responsibility to oppose bigotry and prejudice based on sexual orientation."

• "Homophobia is like racism and anti-Semitism and other forms of bigotry in that it seeks to dehumanize a large group of people, to deny their humanity, their dignity and personhood. This sets the stage for further repression and violence that spread all too easily to victimize the next minority group."

• "Hate is too great a burden to bear. It injures the hater more than it injures the hated."

• "The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members ... a heart of grace and a soul generated by love."

• "There is a spirit and a need and a man at the beginning of every great human advance. Every one of these must be right for that particular moment of history, or nothing happens."

• "If American women would increase their voting turnout by ten percent, I think we would see an end to all of the budget cuts in programs benefiting women and children."

• "Women, if the soul of the nation is to be saved, I believe that you must become its soul."

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Please go read the nice post Eli has about Coretta Scott King over at Deep Thought.

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