KY Commission on Human Rights Insults SCV

From: patriot1861@yahoo.com

Below is the press release from the KY Commission on Human Rights regarding its resolution against any license plate featuring the Confederate flag or other Confederate imagery.  In it, you will see that Exec. Dir. Johnson states:  “It really is time for people to grow up and stop pretending to use historic interest as guise for perpetuating backward, unintelligent ideas and attitudes,…It is always very transparent, and moral, intelligent people and, I think, society as a whole, are sick of it.."

Below the press release, I have included the email address and the link to the online contact form at the commission’s website and the comments that I left at the site.  I urge each of you to reach out to the
Commission as well as the governor to voice your meaningful opinion on this grievous insult to the SCV.

Kentucky Human Rights Commission passes resolution against application
for Confederate Flag License Plate
http://kentucky.gov/Pages/newsroom.aspx?viewMode=PressRelease&pressReleaseGUID=%7B8427F334-CDE1-415D-BE3D-B95F8D16987A%7D

Friday, June 24, 2011
Contact Information:
Victoria Stephens
502-641-0760
kchr.mail@ky.gov
http://kchr.ky.gov/contact.htm

I just read the press release regarding the Commission on Human Rights resolution against the issuance of a plate to the KY Division of the Sons of Confederate Veterans.  In the press release, Director John Johnson is quoted as saying “It really is time for people to grow up and stop pretending to use historic interest as guise for perpetuating backward, unintelligent ideas and attitudes,…”  I find this comment, and the resolution to be extremely offensive and discriminatory.  As a member of the SCV here in Louisiana, Johnson has single-handedly insulted me, my son, my brothers and thousands of fellow SCV members and I am trying to figure out just how the director of an organization that stands for equality for all can make such a biased and hateful comment.  I have a Louisiana SCV plate on my vehicle and I suppose that I would not be welcome in KY.  I do hope that fairness and equality prevail despite the commission’s unfair and discriminatory position and that my brothers in the KY SCV get their plate.  I expect that Mr. Johnson and the Commission should come forth with an apology for the insult and
aspersion that it has cast upon members of the SCV.  Patiently waiting.  I will also be contacting the Governor with regards to this issue.  Mr. Johnson must be held accountable.

Charles Lauret
Mouton Camp 778
Opelousas, La