Anti-Gay Preacher quits NAACP

Timothy Kincaid

June 7th, 2012

Rev. Keith Ratliff, pastor of the Maple Street Missionary Baptist Church in Des Moines and president of the Iowa-Nebraska chapter of the NAACP, just simply cannot be in the same country club as Jews.

Oh, wait, I read that wrong. He can’t belong to any organization that lets black people come in the front door.

Ooops, that’s not it. No, he can’t work for any firm that has a woman in an executive role.

Well good heavens, that’s not right either. Wait, wait, I’ve got it. Rev. Keith Ratliff, pastor of the Maple Street Missionary Baptist Church in Des Moines and president of the Iowa-Nebraska chapter of the NAACP, just simply cannot belong to an organization that supports the rights of gay people to marry.

So the good reverend will be showing his love for God by resigning from the NAACP (buncha damn homo-lovers). Cuz it’s what Jesus would do, ya know.


June 7th, 2012

I would resign from a voluntary organization that took a stand I did not agree with, especially if I were an officer who would be expected to support that stand. His only other option is to stay in and work to have the national NAACP reverse its decision. If he did that, you’d probably say if he doesn’t like it, he should resign.


June 8th, 2012

Timothy didn’t say he was wrong because he left.He said the reasons for why he left are wrong.


June 8th, 2012

Good. Riddance.


June 8th, 2012

Well, did anyone think that some people would not resign from the NAACP over this issue? I expect even more to resign.


June 8th, 2012

I expect he’ll join the fascist party next. Their views seem to be quite in line with his. Then again, so are most Republican policies, too.


June 8th, 2012

Here’s the thing. If Mr. Ratliff went to a gay doctor who refused to treat him because of this decision, Ratliff would likely be the first to file suit in court. Unless he’s willing to allow LGBT people to treat him with disdain, he’s a total hypocrite.


June 8th, 2012

Perhaps he will feel more at home with Tony Perkins and the Family Research Council. Hell, if anti-gay hate can bring Muslims, Christians and Jews together in an interfaith love-fest, certainly it can bring together a former NAACP president and a Klansman. I’m not sure if Tony is a card carrying member, but I know that he has a long history of being very cozy with Grand Wizards and Aryan, racist organizations. Who care anyway, right? As long as we can agree to hate the queers our other differences are insignificant.


June 8th, 2012

Those who do the disdaining never seem to want to have it done to them in my experience.

Regan DuCasse

June 8th, 2012

I’m almost having fun watching how certain Christians, perhaps even black folks, respond to their fellow supporting gay equality.

It’s kind of like watching someone who INSISTS horses and buggies are STILL the way to go, while everyone else is whizzing by them in a car, getting where they have to go a lot sooner and more efficiently.
It sucks to be the one left in the dust.
And those who think that at least horses are better for the environment, than exhaust emissions, never stepped in a road apple or had the job of scooping them up.

I’ve spent a lot of time dealing when black folks like this lately.
Especially around the time leading up to the passage of Prop. 8
Ministers, political activists of all kinds of other faiths and cultures, it’s been interesting seeing their faces and expressions when they are talking about gay people.
A bit of a blank falls over them, and they start repeating shit they heard, rather than things those of us actually KNOW.
Which is why they keep repeating that gay people choose to be gay, no matter what the gay folks or better educated people have to say.

It’s bad enough to deny the struggles of gay people over the centuries…but the real ugliness revealed is seeing people like this minister try to JUSTIFY maintaining what’s caused those struggles to this day.
And seeing no commonality or similarity in how history’s most virulent haters said and did the same things.

Priya Lynn

June 8th, 2012

“road apple”.



June 8th, 2012

Off topic but I suspect that if we had as many horses as cars it would actually be worse for the environment considering the beef industry is doing even more harm to he environment than the oil industry.


June 9th, 2012

@Regan: They keep repeating that gay people choose to be gay because to admit otherwise blows a gigantic hole in their theology, and they lack the integrity–and sometimes the means–to address that fact.

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