Mark S. King

Breakfast without Bigotry Tomorrow

Filed By Mark S. King | February 02, 2011 12:30 PM | comments

Filed in: Politics
Tags: Barack Obama, GetEqual, National Prayer Breakfast

If you're in Washington, DC, tomorrow, you might consider skipping the Egg McMuffin and checking out the "Breakfast Without Bigotry," a GetEQUAL event starting at 6:00 AM outside the Washington Hilton to protest the National Prayer Breakfast.

Thumbnail image for David kato.jpgThe increasingly controversial National Prayer Breakfast, which will be held just inside the Hilton, is organized by that semi-secret cabal of far-right politicians known as "The Family," who have many accomplishments to include in their Christmas letter this year, including egging on the anti-gay rhetoric in Uganda that led to the murder of gay Ugandan David Kato (right) on January 26th.

Oh, and President Obama is attending the National Prayer Breakfast. Awkward. Maybe he'll be busy booking an Orbitz flight for Hosni Mubarak and can beg off.

"The very fact that 'The Family' is able to push its harmful anti-LGBT agenda under the guise of morality at events (such as the National Prayer Breakfast) is cause for grave concern... Today, we shine a light on the hateful tactics used by 'The Family' to maintain power and inequality all over the world, including the pending Anti-Homosexuality Bill in Uganda," said Janelle Mungo, an organizer with GetEQUAL DC.

The event will be held on the sidewalk outside the Washington Hilton. Groups joining GetEQUAL in this event include the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, Unitarian Universalist Association, Soulforce, and others.

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Brad Bailey | February 2, 2011 2:45 PM

As I understand it, this one event (the National Prayer Breakfast) is used by the Family Foundation to justify huge tax breaks it receives as a religious organization.

GetEqual and other groups are asking Obama to boycott the National Prayer Breakfast, a christer event used to build the secretive theocrtic group, the Fellowship.

I'm glad they're shining a light on this latest betrayal because these are the kind of pigs who murdered David Kato. But I wonder if anyone really thinks it'll stop Obama from swimming in this sewer?

Hillary Clinton is just as bad. "For 15 years, Hillary Clinton has been part of a secretive religious group that seeks to bring Jesus back to Capitol Hill. Is she triangulating-or living her faith? Through all of her years in Washington, Clinton has been an active participant in conservative Bible study and prayer circles that are part of a secretive Capitol Hill group known as the Fellowship. Her collaborations with right-wingers such as Senator Sam Brownback (R-Kan.) and former Senator Rick Santorum (R-Pa.) grow in part from that connection."

Virtually all federal Democrats are bigots or bigot panderers who furiously compete for the bigot vote with the other gang, the Republicans.

A Republican politician is a rightwing scumbag with a theocrat attached at the hip. A Democrat politician is a Republican in drag. Be Proud. Walk like an Egyptian. Don't vote for bigots on the ridiculous assumption that they're lesser bigots. They're not.

What a silly idea, the president attending a breakfast with a group like that.

Bill Perdue Bill Perdue | February 3, 2011 2:23 PM

Not silly at all.

As Obama lurches further and further to the right he's going to need the bigot vote, which he sucessfully swiped from the Republicans in 2008, more and more.

'gawd's in the mix' uber alles.

Welcome to America, Bill ... where, except for very unusual circumstances that happen about once every hundred years, any presidential candidate can't get elected without a certain amount of the bigot vote.

At least you pointed it out before I had to.

Bill Perdue Bill Perdue | February 3, 2011 2:37 PM

It happens every four years.

Thanks for pointing out that the banana republic we live in is incapable of reform.

Well ... it has been around for about 250 years, and it hasn't reformed yet, not in the sense of which we speak here.

InTheStreets | February 3, 2011 12:00 PM

And 5 people showed up. Yay!

"An eye for an eye only makes the whole world blind." -- Gandhi