The arch conservative American Family Association (AFA) sent its membership an alarming statement saying Christians could face discrimination on par with the mistreatment of African Americans during the segregation era.
According to Think Progress, the email from AFA founder Donald E. Wildmon said conservative Christians would “be treated as second class citizens, much like African Americans were prior to civil rights legislation in the 1960s,” by the year 2060, with the government seizing control of not only every public radio frequency, but of the family structure itself.
“Marriage will include two, three, four or any number of participants,” Wildmon wrote. “Marriage will not be important, with individuals moving in and out of a ‘family’ group at will.”
The email closed with predictions that government control would also force faith-affiliated groups “out of health care,” a presumed reference to the non-denominational Affordable Care Act, and that cities with names “from the Bible” would be forced to change. However, at least one of his examples, St. Petersburg, Florida, would be spared even in that unlikely scenario — the city was directly named after St. Petersburg, Russia, which was itself named after its founder, Tsar Peter The Great.
Arturo R. García is the managing editor at Racialicious.com. He is based in San Diego, California and has written for both print and broadcast media, including contributions to GlobalComment.com, The Root and Comment Is Free. Follow him on Twitter at @ABoyNamedArt
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