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    Ever since the civil rights movement, the black church has always encouraged people to utilize their voting right, which is a right that was fought for.
    — Otis Moss III
    tags: people  right  church  black 
     
    Most pastors railing against gay marriage have never cried out on racism, any type of injustice or police brutality. They've never once made a statement about health care. Many of them are silent on community issues. They are very silent, but they have become the leaders of this particular movement.
    — Otis Moss III
    There is a different spelling between "rights" and "rites" - in other words, civic legislators and ecclesiastical councils have different responsibilities.
    — Otis Moss III
    Being outraged about two men or two women, it requires absolutely no work on the ground. So you can be outraged and you can be an armchair activist, engage in nothing and just simply get on the microphone and say, "I don't believe in X, Y, and Z, and it's terrible," and you can call them names.
    — Otis Moss III
    tags: men  work  women  believe 
     
    There's some homophobia within black community, but there's some strong homophobia throughout the whole of American society as well, particularly throughout the South to a degree, whether white or black. And since many of us migrated from the South, that could be a strong connection along those lines.
    — Otis Moss III
    It seems that people are more comfortable with the private outrage about gay marriage, because when you are outraged about this issue, it requires no work. There's no work that you have to do when you're outraged about a gay couple. There is work that you have to do if you want to see black fathers raise their children. There is work that you have to do if you want to see a school develop.
    — Otis Moss III
    That it is not same-gender relationships that are destroying marriage. What is actually destroying marriage is high unemployment, incarceration, a lack of education and ministers living in contradiction where they speak about holiness on one side but yet are living in adultery on the other.
    — Otis Moss III
    We should be supportive of the president and supportive of rights of all in a pluralistic democracy that we're called to love. And we live our faith; we don't legislate our faith.
    — Otis Moss III
    tags: live  right  faith  democracy 
     
    Not voting is one of the worst things that could happen in our community. You can vote for whoever you want to, but choosing not to vote spits in the face of our ancestors who fought for our right to vote.
    — Otis Moss III
    tags: community  right 
     
    It's very difficult for you to speak out against your child, someone that's in your family. You can have an argument with them, but you can't condemn them. You can't cast them out, because God has not done that to us. We cannot do that to anybody else.
    — Otis Moss III
    tags: children  child  god 
     
    If you are really standing up for the family, you then have to say, how do we change our school system, how do we fix tax policy so that our families are supported?
    — Otis Moss III
    tags: school  tax 
     
    I will fight to the death for one's right to be able to practice in their temple, their mosque, or in their church, even if they have a different belief than I do.
    — Otis Moss III
    tags: belief  death  fight  right  church 
     
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