Nuanced response from religious blacks on gay marriage issue

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    Mar 04, 2011 4:12 AM GMT


    Nuanced response from religious blacks on gay marriage issue


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    "I think he's showing leadership here, and the leadership will certainly be shown in the (black) community," said Cornell Belcher, a pollster who advised Obama in 2008. "In the community, he's not simply a political leader for black and brown audiences, he's a cultural leader. It's something larger. So he gives (gay rights) a platform that it would have not tended to have."


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    http://www.canada.com/life/Nuanced+response+from+religious+blacks+marriage+issue/4366441/story.html#ixzz1FbIib6mR

    http://www.thestarphoenix.com/life/Nuanced+response+from+religious+blacks+marriage+issue/4366441/story.html?cid=megadrop_story
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    Mar 04, 2011 7:13 PM GMT
    I just clicked this cause I saw "religious blacks" and "nuanced" in the same sentence
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    Mar 05, 2011 12:18 AM GMT
    "Black" and "brown?"
    Where'd you get this article from? White supremacist weekly?
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    Mar 06, 2011 6:55 AM GMT
    Same-sex marriage isn't the threat to African American families

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    -in 1960, the black marriage rate was 61 percent. By 2008, only 32 percent of blacks were married.

    -72 percent of black women giving birth were unmarried.

    -52 percent of black children were being raised in single-parent homes. (Contrast that with 27 percent of Hispanic children and 18 percent of white children.)

    -Only 32 percent of black children are being raised in a home with two married parents; 6 percent were living with unmarried partners, and 10 percent with no parents at all.

    And these findings do not include the depressing data on the high rate of black teen pregnancies, the large number of black children ordered into foster care because of neglect and abuse, the absence of fathers or the disproportionate number of black men behind bars.

    Gay, lesbian and transgender people and their desire to get married have nothing to do with the decline of marriage and family in the African American community.

    What ails us comes from within and from societal conditions unrelated to same-sex marriage. If anyone should know that, it's the black preacher.
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    http://voices.washingtonpost.com/postpartisan/2011/03/same-sex_marriage_isnt_the_thr.html
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    Mar 06, 2011 7:03 AM GMT
    . . . the so called Great Society eviscerated the black family . . .
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    Mar 06, 2011 12:08 PM GMT
    A1BOT said"Black" and "brown?"
    Where'd you get this article from? White supremacist weekly?

    Oh god don't tell me you call them African American, as if there's anything African about them other than the color of their skin.
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    Mar 06, 2011 2:00 PM GMT
    JAKEBENSON said
    A1BOT said"Black" and "brown?"
    Where'd you get this article from? White supremacist weekly?

    Oh god don't tell me you call them African American, as if there's anything African about them other than the color of their skin.
    LOL ask ANY African in Africa and they tell you that almost verbatim!
    Africans are proud of their heritage.. as far as they are concerned ALL blacks in America are BLACK Americans.. no such thing as an "African-American".
    Oh and just for the crowd that is so critical, I LIVED in Africa for quite sometime..
    Facts are facts!
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    Mar 06, 2011 2:31 PM GMT
    JAKEBENSON said
    A1BOT said"Black" and "brown?"
    Where'd you get this article from? White supremacist weekly?

    Oh god don't tell me you call them African American, as if there's anything African about them other than the color of their skin.


    I'm curious - what makes German Americans - German Americans? How about Italian Americans? Especially the ones who have never even been out of Brooklyn ?
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    Mar 06, 2011 2:36 PM GMT
    Blackguy4you said
    JAKEBENSON said
    A1BOT said"Black" and "brown?"
    Where'd you get this article from? White supremacist weekly?

    Oh god don't tell me you call them African American, as if there's anything African about them other than the color of their skin.


    I'm curious - what makes German Americans - German Americans? How about Italian Americans? Especially the ones who have never even been out of Brooklyn ?


    Great point
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    Mar 20, 2011 6:32 AM GMT
    A1EX said"Black" and "brown?"
    Where'd you get this article from? White supremacist weekly?


    Does one detect issues?
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    Mar 20, 2011 6:36 AM GMT
    JAKEBENSON said
    A1BOT said"Black" and "brown?"
    Where'd you get this article from? White supremacist weekly?

    Oh god don't tell me you call them African American, as if there's anything African about them other than the color of their skin.


    African indicating their heratig, like Italian Americans, and Puerto Rican Americans, it's a concept one has grown up with, hearing it from such Americans myself.