Aleteia logoAleteia logo
Aleteia
Tuesday 13 April |
Saint of the Day: Pope St. Martin I
home iconNews
line break icon

Georgetown Prof Compares Marriage Proponents to White Supremacists, Pope to George Washington

CC Paul Walsh

Aleteia - published on 07/02/13

Heated discussion at the roundtable on the NBC Sunday morning show

On Sunday’s “Meet The Press,” Georgetown University Professor Michael Eric Dyson compared those who defend traditional marriage with white supremacists.  (
See video)

In a roundtable discussion on the NBC Sunday morning show, Faith and Freedom Coalition founder Ralph Reed argued that opponents of same-sex marriage are not bigots. He said, “To suggest that you are motivated by a hatred for somebody else because you believe that the foundation acculturating and socializing institution of western civilization is something to be protected and defended is intolerance itself.”

Dyson interjected by comparing traditional marriage defenders with white supremacists, saying, “The same argument was made in defense of white supremacy against African-American people…The very same argument: it will destroy civilization, it will undermine the American family, it will challenge our civic institutions, it will unravel our civil polities.”

“So the Pope is George Wallace?” Reed asked.

“Not George Wallace, I’m saying George Washington,” Dyson responded.

This is a cryptic comment which, in context, may refer to the fact that Washington was a slave owner.

These outrageous remarks came just days after Dyson reportedly said Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas was "a symbolic Jew" who "invited a metaphoric Hitler to commit Holocaust and genocide upon his own people" because of his decision on the Voting Rights Act.

In the Spring 2013 semester at Georgetown, Dyson taught a class called "Barack Obama and Race."

Originally published at
Catholic Education Daily on 01 July 2013.  Used by permission, all other rights resered.

Tags:
Homosexuality
Support Aleteia!

If you’re reading this article, it’s thanks to the generosity of people like you, who have made Aleteia possible.

Here are some numbers:

  • 20 million users around the world read Aleteia.org every month
  • Aleteia is published every day in seven languages: English, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, and Slovenian
  • Each month, readers view more than 50 million pages
  • Nearly 4 million people follow Aleteia on social media
  • Each month, we publish 2,450 articles and around 40 videos
  • We have 60 full time staff and approximately 400 collaborators (writers, translators, photographers, etc.)

As you can imagine, these numbers represent a lot of work. We need you.

Support Aleteia with as little as $1. It only takes a minute. Thank you!

Daily prayer
And today we celebrate...




Top 10
1
PRINCE PHILIP
Cerith Gardiner
11 Interesting facts about the late Prince Philip
2
JESUS
Fr Robert McTeigue, SJ
A simple test to see if you really believe Christ is risen
3
Archbishop Georg Gänswein
I.Media for Aleteia
Gänswein: Benedict XVI expected to live only a few months after r...
4
SAINT FAUSTINA,CELL
Fr. Patrick Briscoe, OP
St. Faustina’s coffee cup and lessons for Divine Mercy Sund...
5
DIVINE MERCY
Aleteia
Here’s how to celebrate Divine Mercy Sunday at home
6
Philip Kosloski
Why you can eat meat on Easter Friday
7
Sister Bhagya
Saji Thomas-ACN
Catholic nun faces conversion charges in central India
See More
Newsletter
Get Aleteia delivered to your inbox. Subscribe here.