Sunday, June 28, 2015

Plessy v Ferguson for our generation

While gay rights supporters celebrate, Christians are left to wonder how their long-held beliefs became labeled bigots.
And what happens next?
With lots of uncertainty, it's easy to lash out.
With knowledge that God is the ultimate Judge, there's long-term security.
But how do we then live now?
The 1896 Plessy v Ferguson led to blacks being considered second-class citizens for generations. Separate but equal wasn't equal.
Now, does someone demanding new rights mean other must give up their long-held rights.
And can be taken to court - and legally punished - for doing something they had done for years?
History tells us people survived.
Life was tough and some suffered and even died.
But the tide turned.
Lets look for some lessons to learn and live by.

1 comment:

edutcher said...

Someone else thinks it's more like Dred Scott.

Plessy doesn't quite fit. It's when the lawsuits start and the DOJ starts talking civil rights that things might just heat up.

As I say, it just may be Dred Scott. Or Kansas-Nebraska.

Or both.