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NAACP Endorses Same-Sex Marriage [An Obama, NARAL, GLBT Affiliate?]
Washington Post ^ | May 19, 2012 | Peter Wallsten

Posted on 05/19/2012 2:40:05 PM PDT by Steelfish

NAACP Endorses Same-Sex Marriage Peter Wallsten 05/19/2012

The NAACP’s board of directors voted Saturday to endorse same-sex marriage rights – adding the influential voice of the country’s leading black civil rights organization to a debate that has divided the African-American community.

The decision has political implications for President Obama, who needs an enthusiastic turnout from black voters to help him win reelection in November but angered some African-American church pastors with his announcement this month that he believes gays and lesbians should have the right to marry.

The NAACP now presents itself as a counterbalance to the influence of the traditionally socially conservative black church. It can also help establish closer ties between blacks and gays, two of Obama’s most loyal constituencies.

Some pro-Republican conservative evangelical activists have said Obama’s announcement gives them an unusual opportunity to deflate enthusiasm among black voters for reelecting the country’s first black president, who tends to win more than 90 percent support in that community.

“Civil marriage is a civil right and a matter of civil law,” NAACP president Benjamin Todd Jealous said in a statement released Saturday.

“The NAACP’s support for marriage equality is deeply rooted in the Fourteenth Amendment of the United States Constitution and equal protection of all people. The well-funded right wing organizations who are attempting to split our communities are no friend to civil rights, and they will not succeed.”

The Human Rights Campaign, a leading gay rights group, issued a jubilant statement following the NAACP announcement. “We could not be more pleased with the NAACP’s history-making vote today – which is yet another example of the traction marriage equality continues to gain in every community,” said HRC president Joe Solmonese.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: downlow; gaymarriage; homosexualagenda; hrc; humanrightscampaign; kenyanbornmuzzie; marriage; marriageequality; naacp; naalcp; swrdswllwngsdshw

1 posted on 05/19/2012 2:40:10 PM PDT by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

the venerable old naacp has become the nat’l association for the advancement of cr*p-packers?

gotta wonder if this is going to go over like a lead balloon with “larger black America”


2 posted on 05/19/2012 2:44:07 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Mitt! You're going to have to try harder than that to be "severely conservative" my friend.)
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To: Steelfish

“... blacks and gays, two of Obama’s most loyal constituencies.”

Hmmm.....


3 posted on 05/19/2012 2:44:52 PM PDT by Gator113 (***YOU GAVE it to Obama. I would have voted for NEWT.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: Steelfish
The NAACP’s board of directors voted Saturday to endorse same-sex marriage rights –

I'm getting to think that after all these years the NAALCP doesn't stand for anything but whatever is bad for America and what will fill their coffers with cash. /s

4 posted on 05/19/2012 2:48:47 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Steelfish

They would endorse the devil for Obama.

They have.


5 posted on 05/19/2012 2:57:35 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Steelfish

Just more proof they don’t represent colored people.


6 posted on 05/19/2012 2:57:53 PM PDT by Terry Mross ("It happened. And we let it happen." Peter Griffin - FAMILY GUY)
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To: Steelfish

They just lost a bunch of members. You can bet on it.


7 posted on 05/19/2012 2:59:28 PM PDT by houeto (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Steelfish

The Democrat party has evolved into little more than a coalition of leftest interests groups that flock together to oppose traditional American values, even when some of the groups have fundamental disagreements.


8 posted on 05/19/2012 3:03:00 PM PDT by Will88
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To: Steelfish

My, what a coincidence Within a week no less.

The Plantation Lives On.


9 posted on 05/19/2012 3:03:38 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (Fat, drunk and stupid = Dumb, dependent, and Democrat)
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To: Steelfish

Solidarity baby!

Proof positive that blacks are lemmings and demonstrative unable to es ape group think.


10 posted on 05/19/2012 3:08:28 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Steelfish

This is the biggest issue facing blacks as stated by the left.

Cant get ‘em jobs so let then sodomize each other.


11 posted on 05/19/2012 3:08:58 PM PDT by NoLibZone (I trust Sarah Palin, Dick Cheney, Cain, Perry, Bachman : I trust their judgment on 2012 pick.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

NAACP now supports sexual predators , not surprising


12 posted on 05/19/2012 3:11:49 PM PDT by molson209
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To: Steelfish

Seems that the NAACP “speaks” for blacks much the way that NOW “speaks” for women.


13 posted on 05/19/2012 3:13:05 PM PDT by Tanniker Smith (I didn't know she was a liberal when I married her.)
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To: houeto
They just lost a bunch of members. You can bet on it.

obama has peerless political instincts, doesn't he.

14 posted on 05/19/2012 3:18:33 PM PDT by Salvey
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To: Steelfish

These people have always been nothing butt a race baiting communist front group. They are cowtowing to the ‘Dear Leader’ black guy.


15 posted on 05/19/2012 3:25:10 PM PDT by LibFreeUSA (Pick Your Poison)
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To: Steelfish

Nothing unexpected in this action. Black “civil rights” groups, homosexual groups, Jewish groups, Latino groups, Asian groups have formed a coalition. There are reports that in some instances there have been written treaties.


16 posted on 05/19/2012 3:32:17 PM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: Steelfish

Blacks in general don’t subscribe to faggotry being mainstreamed.


17 posted on 05/19/2012 3:34:25 PM PDT by Autonomous User ( I guess a liberal and an out-of-work bum look a lot a like, daddy.)
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To: Autonomous User

I believe in the California homo vote, blacks were the highest demographic against.


18 posted on 05/19/2012 3:41:28 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: Steelfish

Watch the black churches. What will they do?


19 posted on 05/19/2012 3:50:03 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie (The President who ate the dog, will soon wag the dog.)
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To: Steelfish

This is going to put them crossways with religious black America.


20 posted on 05/19/2012 3:50:11 PM PDT by Clara Lou
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

And soon, the only breakfast cereal permitted will be Queerios — pour on the milk and they eat each other. Thanks Steelfish.


21 posted on 05/19/2012 3:58:19 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Steelfish

Black Americans, what has the NAACP done for you today?


22 posted on 05/19/2012 4:19:50 PM PDT by boomop1
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To: Steelfish

The NAACP works for the Democratic Party. That’s why they endorsed same-sex marriage.


23 posted on 05/19/2012 4:20:40 PM PDT by popdonnelly (Socialism isn't going to work this time, either.)
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23... “How can Satan drive out Satan? 24If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. 25 If a house is divided against itself, that house cannot stand. 26 And if Satan opposes himself and is divided, he cannot stand; his end has come. 27 In fact, no one can enter a strong man’s house and carry off his possessions unless he first ties up the strong man. Then he can rob his house. 28

Mark 3:23-28


24 posted on 05/19/2012 4:45:18 PM PDT by Dogbert41 ("...The people of Jerusalem are strong, because the Lord Almighty is their God" Zech. 12:5)
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To: Steelfish

It’s really simple. Marriage is what it is - uniting opposite halves to make a whole. It can’t be any other way. Go to nature, get two magnets, each has a positive and negative pole. Two positives repel, two negatives repel, ONLY a positive and negative attract! Takes one of each in any situation to make a whole.


25 posted on 05/19/2012 4:48:42 PM PDT by smalltownslick
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To: Steelfish
In order to build a voting majority, the Democrats cobble together a disparate little army of groups that, except for the big tent where all the weirdos go, don't really like each other.

I've always said that sooner or later they will self-Balkanize and dissolve into infighting at the slightest opportunity. And watching the presidency of "Old Hope'n'change" crumble after one term is going to be too much to take.

26 posted on 05/19/2012 4:51:48 PM PDT by Kenton
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To: All; popdonnelly
In the April 2012 Pew Research Center poll, just 39% of blacks supported gay marriage but the trend is such that Obama and the NAACP clearly feel "safe" taking their positions.


27 posted on 05/19/2012 5:18:12 PM PDT by newzjunkey (I advocate separation of school and sport)
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Click the link.
The Republic you save may be your own.


28 posted on 05/19/2012 6:35:38 PM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93)
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To: Dogbert41

Yep, no matter what happens in such a confrontation, you still end up with a devil occupying the place. God has to occupy it to force all devils out. Still, the infighting between devils can be very, er, interesting.


29 posted on 05/19/2012 7:08:57 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Mitt! You're going to have to try harder than that to be "severely conservative" my friend.)
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To: newzjunkey

How sad that “gay marriage” has itself become a “meh” issue for so many Americans. This is egalitarianism carried to a fault. I think it’s fine if any gay wants to marry... a partner of opposite sex.


30 posted on 05/19/2012 7:11:14 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Mitt! You're going to have to try harder than that to be "severely conservative" my friend.)
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To: Steelfish
The NAACP now presents itself as a counterbalance to the influence of the traditionally socially conservative black church.

As Rush always says, it should be called the NAALCP; the National Association for the Advancement of LIBERAL Colored People.

I wonder if the average black person will finally give some thought as to just what this group does, or does not, do for them.

31 posted on 05/19/2012 9:12:51 PM PDT by SuziQ
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