Md. Activists Demand to Be More Than Just a ‘Booty Call’ to Next Governor

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Booty Call, the movie

Bishop Douglas Miles of Koinonia Baptist Church made his ambivalence about working with politicians on social projects abundantly clear when he addressed the three Democratic frontrunners in Maryland’s gubernatorial primary in front of 1,200 community activists Wednesday night: “This is no request for death-do-us part relationship. But, understand, neither will we be treated as, like the young people say, as a booty call.”

Miles is an activist in the Industrial Areas Foundation, a powerful grassroots group concerned with social issues like “after-school programs, affordable housing, reducing gun violence, and job creation.” He went on to sing “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?” with rewritten lyrics like “Tonight, the light of votes is in your eyes. But will you respect us tomorrow?”

Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown, state Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler, and Del. Heather Mizeur were each given an opportunity to respond to the pastor’s hilarious blunt question. They were all variations on “yes, of course.”

You can read their responses in this Washington Post article. Let us know who you thought was the most convincing.



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