Never failing to miss an opportunity to exploit an event, Al Sharpton is jumping into the controversy surrounding the Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act.
Using his MSNBC Politics Nation show, Sharpton likened the law to slavery and Jim Crow laws.
Sharpton said, “Too often in our history, we’ve seen religion used to justify attacks on other people’s rights, from slavery, to Jim Crow, to women’s right to vote.”
He did not stop there.
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Sharpton’s commentary posted at the Huffington Post, “Real Religious Leaders Must Stand Up for Real Freedom,” criticizes the Indiana law for using religion as an excuse to discriminate against gays.
Shamelessly, Sharpton uses his religious background as a basis to oppose the law.
Sharpton should be careful about touting his faith to justify his outrage. Let’s not forget Sharpton helped propagate the “Hands up, Don’t Shoot” lie which contributed to racial tensions, riots and the assassination of two New York City policemen.