Most preachers are pretty busy with church stuff on Sundays. Not the most-holy-of-holies, reverend Bill Barber, though. The Round Rev was busy preening in front of the slobbering sycophants and their cameras:
About 100 people rallied at the old State Capitol on Sunday, continuing a weeklong series of demonstrations opposing what organizers call the state legislature’s attacks on civil rights.
Each day of the “Moral Week of Action” has a particular theme, and Sunday’s was equal protection under the law regardless of race, creed, class, gender, sexual orientation and immigration status.
“Today the focus is on what this legislature, governor have done or have not done to undermine the rights of immigrants, the LGBT community, and why it’s so foreign to what we are as North Carolinians,” said the Rev. William Barber II, president of the North Carolina NAACP.[…]
“Rights” of immigrants? You mean the folks who evade the explicitly laid-out legal immigration process and slip across our southern border? Rights are spelled out in The Constitution. As much as Big Barry and his comrades want to grant constitutional protections to al Qaeda and the folks slipping across our border, the rights spelled out in our Constitution are for actual bona fide legal citizens of the United States.
Wait. Believe it or not — It gets dumber:
“It’s all connected,” Barber said. “This movement is not about everybody getting in their little separate silos, it’s about understanding that economic sustainability, educational equality, health care, environmental protection, disparities in the criminal justice system, and protecting and expanding voting rights and immigrant rights and LGBT rights and labor rights are all connected.
“That’s what Dr. King said, we are inextricably bound,” he said.
Oliver Merino came from Monroe to be a speaker Sunday, representing the state’s undocumented immigrants “to make sure their voices are not lost in all the noise,” he said.
Merino, 25, said he has “deferred action” status as an undocumented childhood immigrant.
“But we know that this program does not include everybody,” he said.
Speaking to the crowd, Scout Rosen of Charlotte described herself: “I’m queer … I’m 19 years young, I’m a student, I’m a North Carolinian and I’m one nervous kid.
“Legislators seem to have forgotten this state belongs to people like me, too. And people like you,” Rosen said. “I’m here to tell you, you all better speak up at every opportunity, at every instance of injustice.”
Holy cow. This Barber guy is making me flash back to Louis Farrakhan and his certifiably insane babbling about the number 19.
Where were these people when the Democrats ran Jones Street? Did Thom Tillis and Phil Berger strike down all kinds of gay rights and amnesty laws enacted by the Democrats? Nope. Don’t think so.
The antics of The Round Rev and his rabble are not about righting injustices. It’s about pushing us a few steps closer to Marxism, eroding the institutions that made this country so special and unique, and trashing the deeply-held moral convictions practiced and cherished by so many Americans of all genders, races and faiths. I don’t know about YOU, but I’m not playing.