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Will Gay Marriage Force Black Churches to Reconsider Democratic Party?

AceOfSpades Wrote: May 17, 2012 4:50 PM
Huh? So if our president is a big fan of Satan worship, we should support him, because he is black? We shouldn't oppose him - it's only a matter of personal belief - just between him and God.

President Obama's affirmation of gay marriage threatens to undermine the near-monolithic black support Obama enjoyed in 2008. Several members of the black clergy now say they intend to sit out the presidential election. One poll from last November found black opposition to gay marriage at 58 percent, higher than the rest of the country, which is about evenly split.

The real question is this: What took black church leaders so long to reconsider their near blind support for the Democratic Party?

The historical strength of black churches has been that of a moral and spiritual refuge in a once-hostile country...