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Why Gay Is Not the New Black

Jim69 Wrote: May 23, 2012 8:20 PM
Please see General Colin Powell's interview on CNN for a Conservative Black man's opinion on gay marriage. He has no problem with it.
Brian953 Wrote: Sep 27, 2013 12:49 PM
Colin Powell is not a conservative — at all. That is WHY they love to have him on CNN, et al.
SeriousSam Wrote: May 24, 2012 1:35 AM
Colin Powell, a Conservative Black man? Didn't he endorse Obama? And didn't he recently say he had no problem with same-sex marriage?
Jim69 Wrote: May 24, 2012 8:47 PM
Yes the same man who was Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and Secretary of State for George W. Bush.
Vieteravet Wrote: May 26, 2012 5:10 PM
He was joint Chief under Clinton. He has always stated he is a fiscal conservative and a social liberal.
Jim69 Wrote: May 26, 2012 9:43 PM
The information I have says he was appointed Chairman by George H.W. Bush effective 10/01/89 and served until 09/30/93.
Brian953 Wrote: Sep 27, 2013 12:50 PM
George W. Bush was not a conservative. He was quite willing to expand the size of government.

Repeating what has been a rallying cry of gay activism for years, the cover of the December 16, 2008 issue of The Advocate announced, “Gay is the New Black: The Last Great Civil Rights Struggle.” Last week, on May 19th, headlines across the nation announced, “NAACP endorses gay marriage as ‘civil right.’” So, is gay the new black?

There are prominent black leaders who say yes, including Congressman John Lewis, who was active in the early Civil Rights movement. There are other prominent black leaders who say no, like Timothy F. Johnson, founder and president of the Frederick Douglass Foundation.