Gay Activist Compares Rep. Allen West to KKK Member in Op-Ed


Will the NAACP issue at least a mild rebuke to this outrageous and defamatory characterization of the first black GOP congressman elected from Florida since Reconstruction?

In an op-ed published yesterday in the Sun Sentinel, Michael Kenny, executive director of Florida Together writes:

If the infamous Klu Klux Klan leader, David Duke, were coming to Wilton Manors to speak and the NAACP and Anti-Defamation League were calling for the invitation to be rescinded, would the Sun Sentinel call them intolerant?

That is the crux of the problem. The Sun Sentinel Editorial Board erred in equating Allen West’s well documented, inflammatory, bigoted, hate speech with the GLBT Democratic Caucus’s call to disinvite him. In your editorial, you attempted to compare the incomparable.