Skip to comments.Has Support for Gays Cost Obama the Black Vote?
Posted on 06/03/2012 1:01:15 AM PDT by bruinbirdman
Obama's declaration of support for same-sex marriage has African-American communities up in arms. Many African-Americans live in a culture that values strong masculine figures and looks down on homosexuality. Many put their faith in what their pastors say and what is written in the Bible, including the statement that marriage can only be between a man and a woman.
Pastor Dwight McKissic from Arlington, Texas, declared, "Obama has betrayed the Bible." Pastor William Owens from Memphis, Tennessee, decried what he described as "the homosexual community hijacking the civil rights movement," adding, "I did not choose to be black, and you did not choose to be white -- and homosexuals make a choice to be homosexual. So why compare what we went through with your situation? It's not the same thing; there's no comparison."
Owens is now threatening to sabotage Obama's re-election, and he and many other ministers are using their Sunday sermons to oppose Obama's support for same-sex marriage. Owens has founded an interest group of 13 African-American pastors in Tennessee to take action against Obama. They're determined to deny Obama their votes if he doesn't recant.
Many former supporters, meanwhile, sound considerably less enthusiastic these days. African-American professor Cornel West, for example,
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You have good parents who are involved with their kids. Their kids participate in sports and they show up. I’ve seen it first hand myself, but in a school with kids with difficulties.
If the parents were white they ALL showed up, to support their kids. The blacks no. On parent teacher night classrooms with more black children were empty. My lib friend was convinced it was socio-economic. (They couldn’t get off work, etc) I felt it was cultural. (The Democrat mantra - it’s the schools job to teach my kid, not mine). The teacher told me the parents were either hostile towards the system and didn’t care.
Just the same, your anecdotal story is nice to hear. It shows some people think with their brain, and not their skin.
“Many put their faith in what their pastors say “
If I recall, the leftist aka progressive black pastors said. God dam America.
People looking for freebies will vote for obama regardless.
Both candidates have "betrayed the bible".
Perhaps a small percentage of them but the black vote would vote go for him no matter what. They are like sheep for the Democrat Party. Most of his policies are bad for them but that hasn’t stopped them from voting for him yet.
It appears to me that Obama’s support of Homosexuality proves that a man’s sexual preference is even stronger than his racism.
Wasn’t Larry Sinclair white?
More than a few were raised in places that didn't permit guns, but one couple we know who were anti-gun felt compelled to buy some of late. Spent the holiday weekend trying them out. Now they are talking about going back and asking about different types of guns. I think they are hooked - lol!
Two words: 0bama money.
Nope! Obama will get over 90% of the black vote. If he was caught smoking crack with hookers, he’d still have their support.