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Sit-Ins for Stacey

Posted: 02/ 2/2012 5:40 pm

Recently, God-fearing Christian and Tennessee state senator Stacey Campfield was denied restaurant service, and as he explained in a post on his blog, he feels like the restaurant discriminated against him on the basis of his religious status. Pointing out the terrible plight of white, heterosexual Christian males in the South, Campfield notes his surprise that "some people still support segregation" against that minority group and suggests that his "civil rights were violated under the 1964 [C]ivil [R]ights [A]ct." He shouldn't be too surprised.

Given the long history of civil rights violations against that unpopular minority (including, but not limited to, the destruction of their First Amendment rights on a staggering level), the intense, state-sanctioned campaign of violence and terrorism waged against this innocent minority relentlessly for over a century, and the systematic separation of these human beings from the rest of civilization through our laws and institutions, it was inevitable that someone would eventually take up this fight for the reinstatement of their civil rights.

Since the parallels between his being asked to eat elsewhere for lunch and the Civil Rights Era are obvious, I need not waste my time insulting your intelligence by over-explaining the struggle.

I will only say that I feel it's time to take a stand on behalf of all oppressed white, heterosexual, Christian males.

So to anyone who has ever been advised to eat at your second choice of restaurant, this is for you. To anyone who has ever felt the burn of a glare after sharing your unscientific and remarkably implausible theory about how AIDS originated from a guy "screwing a monkey," this is for you. To anyone who has witnessed the hopeless, remote feeling of despair and disapproval when you've spouted the intensely ridiculous thought that bullying is the "biggest lark out there," this is for you. To anyone who is, like Stacey, so thoroughly disenfranchised by our political and legal system that you can't catch a break, this is for you.

I feel your pain. I just want you to know I consider your plight to be the civil rights fight of my generation. There is nothing more important to me right now. Progress in this country depends on defending the rights of the least among us, and I think we all know who fits into that category best.

This is why I'm organizing "Sit-ins for Stacey," an attempt to begin the long fight ahead to secure civil rights for those facing discrimination and for those with no recourse. We will of course face police violence and campaigns to terrorize this minority group, as we've seen in past civil rights campaigns, but we will prevail. Through long-term, concerted efforts, beginning with lunch counter sit-ins and hopefully culminating in the coming together of Americans of all stripes, we will combat anti-white, anti-male, and anti-heterosexual sentiment wherever we find it. This hatred must end. Our brothers and sisters deserve nothing less.

Please, everyone, join my Facebook page to learn about these events and help us fight for the civil rights of all oppressed minorities.

Please support this petition, as well.

 

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