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Will Gay Marriage Force Black Churches to Reconsider Democratic Party?

MinnesotaSlims Wrote: May 17, 2012 5:41 PM
When you have no other argument, just start calling people names and making things up. It's the final step in "How to Lose An Argument" and is also featured in such best-sellers as "Denial" and "Self-Deception: The Art of Knowing Nothing While Claiming To Know It All."

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...