Washington Blade Online: "I think it was an exercise of self-aggrandizement," said protest co-organizer Craig Washington, who works for Positive Impact. "And we were clear that Eddie Long was not only acting out of bigotry and homophobia, but he was also courting faith-based initiative money and getting in bed with Republicans by scape-goating gays."
First, the visible leader of a people engages bigotry as a means to drive voters to the polls and win re-election. Is it not inevitable, then, that even more crass versions of this cynical politics will emerge? Here we see an example of the scum that will rise up to follow the example set by the under-evolved in their acquisitive lust for power.