SCLC Will Not Honor Vick At Conference

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On Friday, the Southern Christian Leadership Conference announced that they would be honoring Michael Vick at their annual convention in Atlanta, Georgia this week. The president of SCLC, Charles Steele, said that they would honor, recognize, and pray for Vick.

Now, in a turn of events, the organization has backed off its vow to honor Vick. SCLC spokesman David Stokes said that there is not an award or honoring of Michael Vick.

Also Stokes said that Steele never had any intention of honoring Vick. “He was just reiterating the support for Michael Vick … that he was innocent until proven guilty,” Stokes said.

As of today, the convention, which will be ending on Wednesday, has not scheduled any special event for Vick.

However, State Rep. Tyrone Brooks said that Steele called him last week to discuss honoring Vick. But Brooks advised against it.

He told Steele to focus on the convention and that there were a lot of young people that need help, but Michael Vick should not be one of them.

Brooks, a lifetime SCLC member, also stated that Vick had not been a supporter of SCLC. He added that SCLC should not become his public defender.

“What has he ever done except throw a football, run a football?” Brooks said. “I don’t think he has done anything to deserve any special recognition.”

Source: AJC.com

(Thanks elliemik)

15 Responses to “SCLC Will Not Honor Vick At Conference”

  1. Kevin says:

    I think that was a smart move on the SCLC’s part. Too bad they still look like idiots for even considering him to be honored.

  2. Stefani says:

    As it should be. I am glad that they listened.

  3. Furrli says:

    Thank god for ppl like Brooks, for calling it how he sees it.

  4. Jenny Bark says:

    I agree 110% with Kevin.

  5. Jenny Bark says:

    Don’t know what is going on yet but CNN on the situation room said that there is a whole lot of bad seafood, from China, already out to the public. There are talking about the miners right now so waiting to see, thought you might want to turn it on. She made it sound bad.

  6. catmom5 says:

    GOOD MOVE! Perhaps they heard from enough people that they decided it wasn’t such a smart thing to do . . .

  7. FiverCat says:

    I wonder if having the SCLC President’s inbox explode over the weekend due to the bombardment of emails had anything to do with this decision. You gotta love the immediate impact of the internet.

  8. KAE family says:

    “Brooks, a lifetime SCLC member, also stated that Vick had not been a supporter of SCLC. He added that SCLC should not become his public defender.

    “What has he ever done except throw a football, run a football?” Brooks said. “I don’t think he has done anything to deserve any special recognition.””

    That statement definitely clarifies things!

  9. Katie says:

    I am so glad to see there was finally some level headed thinking going on at the SCLC. Glad to see the power of the Internet has spoken - and they listened.

    Katie

  10. Amanda says:

    O’Reilly on Foxnews(I think Michelle Malkin was filling in for Bill) had some guy from SCLC on there and hammered him about this honoring Vick case. Looks like they came to their senses but too late as damage has already been done for anyone to respect them.

  11. Amanda says:

    Here you go:

    “The Southern Christian Leadership Conference will honor Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick, who has been indicted for dogfighting. Michelle was joined by R.L. White, president of the Atlanta NAACP, who actually called Vick heroic. “He’s a hero to many in Atlanta - he has brought people to the stadium, he has made millions of dollars for his sponsors, and he has done things for the children. The same thing is being done to him that he is alleged of doing to the dogs. He is being ‘lynched’ because you can lynch someone’s character and they will never recover from it.” Michelle was struck by how far so-called “civil rights” organizations have fallen. “Do you think your predecessors would be happy with you invoking ‘lynching’ rhetoric in this case? The civil rights movement is using imagery from the 50’s and 60’s to talk about a multi-million dollar football player who might be guilty of gross and massive animal abuse.”

    http://www.billoreilly.com/sho.....wID=1460#3

  12. Sharon says:

    the leadership of the NAACP and SCLC is one of the reasons this kind of thing happens. they should be in an uproar over Katrina and the continual harm done to minorities and the poor by this administration. instead they are wasting their time defending criminal behavior. what a bunch of losers.

  13. nora says:

    This decsion on the SCLC’s part has made my day. I was incensed to say the least when I read the original article stating they would be “Honoring” the Dog Murderer. Also the mention that Hillary Clinton and Obama would be involved was a slap in the face. I was actually starting to think that Obama might be our person for the job of Future President. Now I am not so sure of either of the above mentioned candidates.

  14. chris says:

    Great move Brooks! SCLC shouldnt honor the sleeze bag nor should any other organization. NFL FIRE VICK!!!!!!

  15. Traci says:

    “This decsion on the SCLC’s part has made my day. I was incensed to say the least when I read the original article stating they would be “Honoring” the Dog Murderer. Also the mention that Hillary Clinton and Obama would be involved was a slap in the face. I was actually starting to think that Obama might be our person for the job of Future President. Now I am not so sure of either of the above mentioned candidates.”

    The original article stated that the presidential candidates would be attending the conference, not that they would specifically be honorong Vick.


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