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Will Gay Marriage Force Black Churches to Reconsider Democratic Party?

Tammy125 Wrote: May 17, 2012 8:23 PM
Really? So the black community doesn't like Mr. Elder because he doesn't buy into the plantation mentality. Ya know neo, I bet you will argue with me and refuse to believe that Dr. Martin Luther King was a registered Republican? Look it up moron. You vote in lock-step for the Democrat because you are no longer capable of thinking or taking care of yourself. Thank a Democrat for that. I feel sorry for you.
ManimalCrackers Wrote: May 18, 2012 1:08 AM
BO is black?! And here I kept thinking he was a white African.

Seriously though, it is too bad the first "black" president had to be such an embarrassing failure. I wish the honor could have been bestwoed upon a more honorable and worthy candidate. Hopefully, the next time a black American is elected President, it will be because of the content of their character, not because of the color of their skin.
neoreconstructionist Wrote: May 17, 2012 9:45 PM
no i vote for Democrats because they nominate Black candidates. Americas first Black President is Black. It was an historical election.

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...