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Will Gay Marriage Force Black Churches to Reconsider Democratic Party?

NMRancher Wrote: May 18, 2012 12:10 PM
Does anyone have a poll or some other indication on how many Black pastors will not get out the vote for Obama this year. That was a huge factor in the record Black turnout in 2008.

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...