Emma Akpan: On vulnerable’s side

February 1, 2014 

In response to J. Peder Zane’s Jan. 29 column “Politics and morality – a dangerous mix”: Conservatives use morality to justify a constitutional amendment to discriminate against lesbian North Carolinians and to cut safe reproductive health resources for women.

Morality drives issues that should be private to the public when the legislature should be focusing on expanding unemployment and health care benefits that would help all of North Carolina’s residents.

Rev. William Barber’s use of morality is not dangerous to democracy; it is appropriate because it takes the side of the most vulnerable residents of North Carolina.

The morality argument is not a thing of the past, it is alive and well today.

Emma Akpan

Raleigh

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