Walter Fauntroy says Tea Party=KKK
He used to represented the District of Columbia from 1971 to 1991 and he is now urging African-Americans to protest against the rally that is scheduled to be held at the Lincoln Memorial by Glenn Beck and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin. Fauntroy declared on a news conference held at the National Press Club that they are going to fight against ’’the barbarism of war, the decadence of racism, and the scourge of poverty’’ that that the Tea Party is promoting and wished to explain the comparison between the white supremacists and the conservative party by saying that the ’’Restoring Honor’’ organizers are the same ones who had cut the audio cables from a sound system the night before the historic March on Washington when the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech was supposed to be held at the Lincoln Memorial.
Fauntroy is thought as one of the organizers of the March on Washington and believes the 23rd of August 1963 to be one of the most important dates of that century. Special Operations Warrior Foundation’s ’’Restoring Honor’’ rally was scheduled in the same day as the anniversary of the March on Washington and the “I Have a Dream” speech. The organizers of the ’’Restoring Honor’’ say that picking the same day for their rally is a plain coincidence and not an act of disrespect. But Fauntroy claims that the conservatives have declared war on the civil rights movement of the 1960s that brought freedom in 1963 together with the Coalition of Conscience. He declared that there is need for a new Coalition of Conscience rally and plans it for August 2012. Fauntroy is now the pastor of the New Bethel Baptist Church in Washington and a founding member of the Congressional Black Caucus. He struggled to be nominated for president in 1972 and 1976 and won in 1972.
The Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice made from African-American leaders from the area in the religion, civil rights, law, medicine and women’s health fields talked about reproductive health services in black communities on a news conference. They said that there is an outrageous campaign claiming that black children are an “endangered species” because of infections, abortions and teen births. Rev. Carlton Veazey, the coalition president, said that these messages are deeply offensive to the black community in general and to black women in particular. “Right-to-life and other right wing organizations started this campaign to try and overturn the law that legalized abortion, using the exact same date of the great March on Washington in 1963as an excuse, which African Americans see as an insult.11