Friday, October 31, 2014

People's Forum: Indiana hostile toward gay rights.

Posted on Jan. 29, 2014 at 7:37 p.m.

I was thinking about Martin Luther King Jr.on Jan. 20 and just finished reading a 604-page book, "The years of Lyndon Johnson: The Passage of Power," by Robert A. Caro.

Johnson was always afraid of losing because his father was a loser and would not commit to run for president until it was too late. Bobby Kennedy despised him and the Kennedy family shunned him after Johnson won the South for John F. Kennedy.

When he became president after JFK was shot, he took laws Kennedy could not pass and passed them — two great civil rights measures, Medicare, Medicaid, Head Start and more.

King would be proud today what was accomplished, but we have a long way to go for gays and minorities. HJR 3 is an example of Indiana's hostility toward gay rights.

Royal Rock

Elkhart