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Will Gay Marriage Force Black Churches to Reconsider Democratic Party?

Roy337 Wrote: May 18, 2012 12:43 AM
Wallac-"safety nets" are fine things and I fully support that; But when any group uses an enhancement to prevent undue hardship(s) as a way of life for GENERATIONS, here is a big problem! In my County there is almost no Black population, bit please be advised we do have an abundance of Whites who have been abusing the "safety net" for years, and that is unacceptble-Color doesn't even enter into the equation! It's Human Dignity that's at issue! whites

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...