Yep, that’s the way things were, as revealed in the only honest film ever made about racism in this country. It’s truth was apparently of no interest to a preening wingnut lawn jockey
who has recently weighed in with THIS.
“Government doesn’t endow people with the ability to procreate the species. The Creator takes care of that. Like all unalienable rights, those associated with the natural family exist in consequence of this endowment. A couple that cannot, by nature, procreate has no claim to those rights. Nor can government grant them a semblance of it without impairing the claims of one or both of the parents biologically implicated in the physical conception of the child. The DOMA simply makes more explicit the government’s obligation to secure the Creator-endowed unalienable rights of the natural family. This obligation precludes government from fabricating other rights that impair them. In this respect, granting homosexuals the right to marry is like granting plantation owners the right to own slaves.”
Like all followers of The Big Invisible Bi-Polar Daddy Who Lives in The Sky
Keyes hasn’t paid much attention to “His Book” and what it actually has to say about slavery.
“The Bible contains several references to slavery. The Bible nowhere explicitly condemns slavery, but allowed a regulated practice of it, especially under the Old Testament,|Exodus|22:2-3-0| but also in the New Testament. Male Israelite slaves were to be offered release after six years of service, with some stipulations. Foreign slaves and their posterity became the perpetual property of the owner’s family,except in the case of certain injuries.
The regulation of slavery in the Bible, and absence of outright condemnation of it as an institution, was later used to justify slavery by its defenders.”
But wait, there’s more!
“Biblical figures who kept slaves included the patriarchs Abraham and Isaac, Boaz (from the Ruth story) and King Solomon. Slaves mentioned in the Bible include Hagar, Sarah’s hand-maid who was used by her as a surrogate mother, and Eliezer of Damascus, who was in charge of Abraham’s household and charged with finding a bride for Isaac. Also, Bilhah is described as Rachel’s handmaid and Zilpah as Leah’s handmaid, both of whom are given to Jacob (also known as Israel) as concubines and whose children with him rank equally with those of Rachael and Leah, on the basis that they were acting as surrogates of their mistress.
There is also the story of the sale of Joseph by his brothers for twenty pieces of silver (Genesis 37:25-28) and the enslavement of the Hebrews in Egypt and their liberation by the hand of God in the Exodus, led by Moses, who was himself born a slave.
Most of these biblical references to slave ownership predate the handing down of the Mosaic Law at Mount Sinai following the Exodus.
In the New Testament, Paul wrote a letter to Philemon regarding Philemon’s fugitive slave Onesimus. The epistle is an important early Christian writing dealing with forgiveness. In this letter, Paul exhorts Philemon to forgive Onesimus’s escape and to accept him back as a brother in Christ.”
Well isn’t that special? You’re a slave, but we “forgive you” for trying to escape cause that’s what Jesus would have done.
Needless to say that’s more than Keyes has done.
The girl next to Keyes is his lesbian daughter
“Maya Marcel-Keyes often sought friends that were outside the family’s conservative atmosphere, befriending those that began to introduce her to new ideas. During her teenage years, Marcel-Keyes began to evaluate her sexual orientation. She eventually came out as a lesbian. The death of a close friend, a young man named Shymmer, presaged Marcel-Keyes’ entry into the public eye. Shymmer had been kicked out of his house at age 16 after revealing his sexual orientation to his parents, thereby forcing him to survive on the streets. After over three years living without a home, and facing many of the problems LGBT youth face while homeless — rape, beatings, prostitution — Shymmer died of starvation brought about by a severe case of anorexia nervosa after a Washington, D.C. hospital refused to provide him an IV drip.
Marcel-Keyes spoke about Shymmer at an Equality Maryland rally on Valentine’s Day, 2005.”
Since her coming out Keyes has cut his daughter completely out of his life.
Don’t want them new-fangled slaves hangin’ round the “Conservative” planatation, now do we Rastus?
Sing us out Randy