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October 12th, 2009
08:58 PM ET

The push for gay rights is still reverberating through Washington this week, after the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender organization drew thousands to a rally on Sunday.

NAACP Chairman, Julian Bond, was a keynote speaker at the group's "National Equality March". He's also taken a lot of heat for his support of the gay community. Drew Griffin asked him about that and more. Hear Mr. Bond's response, by clicking the white arrow below:

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soundoff (7 Responses)
  1. Nathan

    I believe that homosexual peaple are confused, they either don,t feel manly enough or womanly enough. If you look at the big picture you will see it is not right. If some one said I don,t relate to people and started having relations with animals would you support this, I don't think so.I do not hate any people but just because a group accepts you for being a man who has many qualities of a woman does not mean you are a woman stuck in a mans body the same applies for a manly woman.The biology of being gay does not fit neither does the Phsycology of it.Futher more it confuses our youth, when they struggle for acceptance the gay community is always there to accept them, not for them but for more momentum four the gay cause.Being gay is like a click now it fits in with the jocks, preps, goths and hoods dose'nt sound much like something you are born with to me.I am not a doctor but I recomend to the youth that you ignore the gay community when you can't find any one to relate to.

    October 13, 2009 at 11:48 am |
  2. Sarah

    How can a newsperson refer to raptist as a gentlemen when showing his picture on the news.

    Read the definition of gentlemen in your dictionary.

    October 13, 2009 at 12:23 pm |
  3. Nathan

    As far as gays in the military go would you want your life in the hands of someone who can't decide weather he's a man or a woman. How is he going to decide if it is time to shoot? I do not think a gay person can decide accuratly or quick enough to be soldiers.This desision in my mind has nothing to do with thier sexual preferance it is more to do with thier thought process.

    October 13, 2009 at 12:35 pm |
  4. David

    Whereas I respect Julian Bond, I must disagree with his comparison to civil rights for blacks to gay rights. I don't have a choice to be black. They do have a choice in being gay.

    October 13, 2009 at 1:36 pm |
  5. michael armstrong sr.

    Theres no way I would want to take a shower with a sick puppy in the same room keep these people on a leash.

    October 13, 2009 at 2:50 pm |
  6. Nathan

    I agree with you David on one hand that gay rights issues are differant than black rights but the simularities begin with the stereotypes and unfair treatment of not just blacks or gays but whatever race or sexual orientation is the minority in the situation or area. It is infact true in my mindset that you choose to be gay. I do not buy for a second that a person is born this way.It is also true we do not choose our race.I myself deal with the fact that gays are in our community and treat them with the same respect I would give any other human being but I think it is a moraly wrong and a twisted choice to be gay. As far as race goes we are all equal in my mind and it is a shame that anybody would use ethnicity to discriminate a person. On the other hand personal choices need to be owned, such as choosing to be gay, this means accepting all the critasizm that comes with it.

    October 13, 2009 at 9:18 pm |
  7. Keiara Washington

    Regardless of the sexual orientation people should be treated equally- that's the bottom line. There is no avoiding the fact that discriminating is wrong. I am extremely open to gays, in fact, i have sum gay friends and relatives. For me, tolerating a different sexual preference is not an issue, its flamboyant behavior that's bothersome! I digress to say that if we can tolerate extremes such as occults, we can stomach gays.

    October 16, 2009 at 11:40 am |