July 12, 2009
SCLC’s man in LA in trouble again
Remember the Rev. Eric P. Lee? He’s the local head of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference who last year was accused by Jewish philanthropist Daphna Ziman of saying some anti-Semitic things at a dinner during which Ziman was honored for her work in the black community.
But now Lee finds himself in hot water again. This time it’s with the national leadership of the SCLC, the civil rights organization founded by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. And it’s not over anything ethnic, but over Lee’s support of same-sex marriage. Last fall, Lee “was front and center at an opposition group’s large rally at City Hall and marched in the blazing sun for 15 miles in Fresno.”
The New York Times reports:
You can read the rest here. In short, the national board is looking to unseat Lee, but he still has the support of the LA chapter’s board of directors, and they’re the ones who hired him.
(Hat tip: LAObserved)