I am dumbfounded (not to mention annoyed) that the NAACP has not issued a statement in support of Tiwonge Chimbalanga and Steven Monjeza who were victimized in the gay Malawi case. .. I believe if Dr. King were alive today, he would not only speak out against the injustice in Malawi against Tiwonge Chimbalanga and Steven Monjeza, but he would denounce homophobia everywhere. His wife, Coretta Scott King got it right. She understood that hatred, in all forms, can not be tolerated. “I believe all Americans who believe in freedom, tolerance and human rights have a responsibility to oppose bigotry and prejudice based on sexual orientation.” she said. The preservation, social influence, and cultural relevance of the NAACP is now reliant upon change. The times have changed and so they must. Otherwise, the legend of their past, like a great myth, is all we will have left.
—Robert L. Danforth, the blogger and commentator, on the NAACP’s silence on the queer Malawian couple sentenced to 14 years in prison [via]