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Will Gay Marriage Force Black Churches to Reconsider Democratic Party?

big57 Wrote: May 18, 2012 1:03 PM
Isn't it kind of amazing, why you seldom see blacks say in Germany or other non Welfare countries, other than the military bases? In 1980, the London Times came out with a FULL page advertisement, for any blacks to leave the country of Britain. It offered 1000 pounds and a one(1) way airline ticket, to all blacks to leave and not come back. They were trying to get there welfare under control. (blacks in Britain are any American blacks, Pakistani, India, etc.) Can you ever imagine something like that in Ameica. They have the class system in Europe and it's not considered discrimination either.

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...