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Will Gay Marriage Force Black Churches to Reconsider Democratic Party?

olerocker/bluesman Wrote: May 18, 2012 11:40 AM
Joel Osteen is a motivation speaker, not at preacher...over 3000 defferent churches in the USA and all teach the bible different and some can't get a long with each other.......most of the churches got away for the teaching of the book over 60 years ago, and it just gets worse.
Robert54 Wrote: May 19, 2012 12:28 AM
One need only look at the title of one of Osteen's books. "Your Best Life Now" What preacher could possibly say we are in our best life now? Isn't our best life in the future living in and seeing our savior?

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...