When God fearing people cannot forgive, then it is big.
The first link is on Albert, Jr. I think that the last few paragraphs are big. I think they are reflective of the state of the Civil Right organizations and movement more than anything or anyone else. The Civil Rights movement was not one supportive of one major party or another. It was independent of both political parties.
No, the disconnect between our current style of elected leadership and proven track records of faithfully serving our communities beyond personal self-interest extends far beyond Albert Turner, Jr. It is a disconnect which in many ways has widened at the same rate as our deepening involvement in America’s two party system. The more involved we’ve gotten in traditional party politics, the more we have taken on the culture of those politics. And the more negative aspects of that culture—the overemphasis on individualism, corporate support, pedigree, hierarchy and more—have been extremely detrimental to our collective civic engagement.
Although our affiliation with party politics in recent decades has obviously been closely aligned with the Democratic Party, this is by no means a critique of one party in favor of the other. Instead, it is a recognition that transforming our political leadership will require distinct and independent political structures, with a distinct political culture and, perhaps most importantly, with independent financing.
Failing to pursue such options almost guarantees that we will continue to build alliances with people who do not fully support our interests, or even worse, with the likes of Jeff Sessions and others who are fundamentally opposed to our interests. It’s past time for us to demand better.
-----Woman prosecuted by Jeff Sessions can't forgive
By Scott Zamost, Drew Griffin and Curt Devine, CNN
Updated 7:57 PM ET, Mon January 9, 2017Marion, Alabama (CNN) -
Evelyn Turner says she still has nightmares about what happened in this small Alabama city more than three decades ago. And it involves President-elect Donald Trump's nominee for attorney general, Jeff Sessions.
Jeff Sessions Fast Facts
The year was 1985 and Sessions, then a US attorney, prosecuted an infamous voter fraud case that captured the nation's attention, and had civil rights leaders rallying behind the accused. Known as the "Marion Three," Turner, her husband Albert, and Spencer Hogue Jr. faced dozens of charges that their attorneys said were racially motivated. Session's office disputed that, then and now.