Black pastors support HB2, irked at civil rights movement comparisons
RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – A group of black pastors supporting House Bill 2, which calls for people to go to the bathroom that corresponds to their biology, argued today in Raleigh that those opposed to the bill should not invoke the civil rights struggles of the past.
“Transgenderism deals with people imagining to be who and what they are not,” said Bishop Patrick Wooden of the Upper Room Church of God in Christ.
The pastors took aim at comments U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch made comparing the plight of transgender individuals with those of black Americans in the 1960s.
“When I hear this transgender – I guess they would call it – movement, try to impart themselves into the civil rights movement, I am highly offended,” said Civil Rights Activist Clarence Henderson, speaking at a news conference in front of the N.C. Capitol.
Henderson was among the group of black college students who in