Civil rights leader: Anti-gay group viewed black people as pawns

By Eric W. Dolan
Thursday, March 29, 2012 16:53 EDT
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Professor Julian Bond, a former leader of the NAACP, on Thursday described the racially divisive tactics of the National Organization for Marriage as “scary.”

“It’s one of the most cynical things I have ever seen spelled out in this way,” he said on CNN. “The idea that these people are just pawns that can be played with, that black people who oppose gay marriage and the black people who support gay marriage can just be moved around like pieces on a chess board is scary.”

NOM is currently being investigated by the State of Maine with regards to possible campaign finance violations.

As a result, papers have come to light with the group’s strategies outlined in detail, including the plan to “fan hostilities” between blacks and LGBT people and recruit “glamorous, non-cognitive celebrities” to advocate against same sex marriage.

Watch video, courtesy of CNN, below:

Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan has served as an editor for Raw Story since August 2010, and is based out of Sacramento, California. He grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and received a Bachelor of Science from Bradley University. Eric is also the publisher and editor of PsyPost. You can follow him on Twitter @ewdolan.
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