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McClurkin: "I don't believe in discriminating against homosexuals"
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McClurkin said in a phone interview that he doesn't believe homosexuality is God's intention. However, he said he does not believe in discriminating against homosexuals.
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  -McClurkin: "I don't believe in discriminating against homosexuals" obamian  Oct-22-07 09:07 PM   #0 
  - "The gloves are off!! No public funding for gay high schools! An easy target for molestation!"  Bluebear   Oct-22-07 09:09 PM   #1 
  - Your quote is from 2003. OP's quote is from today.  DemFemme   Oct-22-07 09:16 PM   #4 
     - He "doesn't believe homosexuality is God's intention" is from today.  Bluebear   Oct-22-07 09:18 PM   #6 
     - Most Christians, including our candidates, probably agree.  Katzenkavalier   Oct-22-07 09:19 PM   #8 
     - And they are just as fucking bigoted. n/t  Solon   Oct-22-07 09:20 PM   #9 
     - Putting these views on stage, in an "EMBRACE THE CHANGE!" concert is just over the top though.  Bluebear   Oct-22-07 09:21 PM   #10 
     - he's not "putting these views on stage"  darboy   Oct-24-07 07:33 AM   #102 
     - And that makes it ok?  DinoBoy   Oct-22-07 09:26 PM   #16 
        - As ok as Hillary's and Edwards' changes over their IWR votes, I suppose.  DemFemme   Oct-22-07 09:34 PM   #21 
        - Nope, but it means that Obama alone should not be criticized for it  Hippo_Tron   Oct-22-07 09:52 PM   #41 
     - That's his own personal view that is shared by many in the black community of faith.  DemFemme   Oct-22-07 09:21 PM   #11 
        - Then the black community of faith is extremely misguided.  Bluebear   Oct-22-07 09:22 PM   #12 
        - Obama is giving McClurkin as much of a platform as Hillary with Rev. Mayberry...  DemFemme   Oct-22-07 09:31 PM   #18 
        - although donnie is a bit over the top  madrchsod   Oct-22-07 09:53 PM   #42 
           - Exactly. n/t  DemFemme   Oct-22-07 10:09 PM   #57 
        - He didn't give McClurkin's *views* a *platform*  CreekDog   Oct-24-07 07:28 AM   #99 
        - Martin Luther King, Jr must be spinning in his grave.  JackBeck   Oct-22-07 09:26 PM   #15 
        - The black community is not monolithic. n/t  DemFemme   Oct-22-07 09:32 PM   #19 
           - But you were the one that said:  JackBeck   Oct-22-07 09:38 PM   #25 
              - In my dictionary, "many" does not mean "all".  DemFemme   Oct-22-07 09:42 PM   #27 
              - And I see you overlooked "community leaders."  JackBeck   Oct-22-07 09:49 PM   #37 
                 - :crickets:  Bluebear   Oct-23-07 01:33 AM   #72 
                 - Looks like we asked too many questions.  JackBeck   Oct-23-07 02:10 AM   #74 
                    - because you are accusing her of things she didn't say  CreekDog   Oct-24-07 07:33 AM   #101 
                 - Not at all.  DemFemme   Oct-23-07 02:28 AM   #75 
                    - "That's his own personal view that is shared by many in the black community of faith."  JackBeck   Oct-23-07 02:51 AM   #76 
                       - If you were black, you'd know what I was talking about. n/t  DemFemme   Oct-23-07 02:59 AM   #77 
                          - You still haven't answered my question.  JackBeck   Oct-23-07 03:12 AM   #78 
                             - I'm not interested in being the focus of your hostility.  DemFemme   Oct-23-07 03:39 AM   #80 
                                - Where have I been hostile?  JackBeck   Oct-23-07 04:04 AM   #81 
                                   - Using the "Edit" button to erase your nasty comments to me, eh?  DemFemme   Oct-23-07 04:13 AM   #82 
                                      - Nope.  JackBeck   Oct-23-07 10:18 PM   #96 
              - Key term is "shared by many" which is borne out in polls, etc  CreekDog   Oct-24-07 07:31 AM   #100 
        - African-American Dems are more socially conservative then the average Dem.  Odin2005   Oct-23-07 08:27 AM   #83 
           - And Black votes for Democrats helps LGBT issues  CreekDog   Oct-24-07 07:35 AM   #103 
     - Welcome to DU!  EST   Oct-22-07 09:55 PM   #45 
        - Thanks!  DemFemme   Oct-23-07 01:25 AM   #71 
  - I'm glad Mr. McClurkin knows exactly what God wants/  Olney Blue   Oct-22-07 09:14 PM   #2 
  - The man is a bigot. nt.  IndianaJones   Oct-22-07 09:15 PM   #3 
  - So is Reverend Dr. Harold R. Mayberry, who has endorsed Hillary  DemFemme   Oct-22-07 09:25 PM   #14 
  - but Hillary is not Obama  darboy   Oct-24-07 07:36 AM   #104 
  - He's conflicted: he believes his past homosexual behavior was inconsistent with his religion  struggle4progress   Oct-22-07 09:46 PM   #33 
     - It doesn't matter why he thinks the way he thinks,  seasonedblue   Oct-22-07 09:55 PM   #44 
        - "I set me mind to stop cuz I thunk it were wrong" ain't necessarily bigotry  struggle4progress   Oct-23-07 09:51 PM   #92 
  - McClurkin really doesn't have a clue about how  cboy4   Oct-22-07 09:17 PM   #5 
  - Or that blacks are "inferior" or Jews need to be "perfected".  Bluebear   Oct-22-07 09:19 PM   #7 
  - If he doesn't have a clue, then he may be responsible but not guilty  hedgehog   Oct-22-07 09:49 PM   #39 
     - Hedgehog, I don't disagree with your point that he  cboy4   Oct-22-07 10:20 PM   #62 
        - I'm of several minds about this, believe me.  hedgehog   Oct-22-07 10:38 PM   #67 
  - So today's statement is supposed to absolve him from all the hate  JackBeck   Oct-22-07 09:24 PM   #13 
  - The more Obama supporters try to defend this guy the deeper the hole gets for their candidate.  Forkboy   Oct-22-07 09:27 PM   #17 
  - Actually some of his supporters here have done so much damage  mitchtv   Oct-22-07 09:33 PM   #20 
  - Although I support Clinton, I don't believe Obama has done anything wrong here.  calteacherguy   Oct-22-07 09:36 PM   #22 
  - Obama himself didn't do anything wrong until his weak statement.  Forkboy   Oct-22-07 10:08 PM   #53 
  - ain't that the truth  sniffa   Oct-23-07 08:40 AM   #84 
  - When are you guys finally going to get it?  Sandaasu   Oct-22-07 09:37 PM   #23 
  - No, you are wrong. It is not hate speech.  calteacherguy   Oct-22-07 09:43 PM   #28 
     - Who said anything about banning speech?  Sandaasu   Oct-22-07 09:47 PM   #34 
     - It's not hate speech to express one's moral beliefs. nt  calteacherguy   Oct-22-07 10:08 PM   #55 
     - If he were to try to cure a person's blackness would it be hate?  MN Against Bush   Oct-22-07 10:27 PM   #64 
     - :crickets:  Bluebear   Oct-23-07 01:34 AM   #73 
     - Sorry to disagree, but as a Jew, I certainly thought that  bullwinkle428   Oct-23-07 08:44 AM   #85 
     - Fred Phelps expresses his "moral beliefs".  youthere   Oct-23-07 10:07 AM   #86 
     - it's the favoured response of anyone who wants a diversion  iverglas   Oct-23-07 10:48 AM   #90 
     - people do have personal viewpoints, and religious beliefs  iverglas   Oct-23-07 11:22 AM   #91 
  - YOu can compress shit into bars, but don't try to sell it to me as chocolate. n/t  Solon   Oct-22-07 09:38 PM   #24 
  - I Guess I'll Have to Go to Plan B on That One  DrFunkenstein   Oct-22-07 09:44 PM   #30 
     - What's a good shit compressor run a guy these days?  Forkboy   Oct-22-07 10:40 PM   #68 
  - So why did Obama state that he "strongly disagree with Reverend McClurkins views"? n/t  ProSense   Oct-22-07 09:40 PM   #26 
  - His views that homosexuality isn't the intention of God  obamian   Oct-22-07 09:44 PM   #31 
     - Like the majority of Christians and Muslims around the planet  Katzenkavalier   Oct-22-07 09:56 PM   #46 
        - Who Are A Bunch Of A-Moral Bigots  fightindonkey   Oct-24-07 02:06 AM   #97 
  - Who freakin' cares? Guy's a fundie. We all know what fundies  Katzenkavalier   Oct-22-07 09:44 PM   #29 
  - I actually respect Obama for inviting people he doesn't agree with.  calteacherguy   Oct-22-07 09:46 PM   #32 
  - I agree with you, cal.  Katzenkavalier   Oct-22-07 09:48 PM   #35 
  - Sorry no,  seasonedblue   Oct-22-07 09:49 PM   #38 
  - Do you think John Edwards is a bigot?  Katzenkavalier   Oct-22-07 09:53 PM   #43 
  - I said that all the hedging on gay marriage during the debate,  seasonedblue   Oct-22-07 10:04 PM   #52 
     - I do know much about the guy, but I don't agree with the characterization "gay basher"  calteacherguy   Oct-22-07 10:11 PM   #58 
  - He's not a bigot. He has done nothing to demonstrate your accusation.  calteacherguy   Oct-22-07 09:59 PM   #49 
     - For many over here  Katzenkavalier   Oct-22-07 10:01 PM   #50 
     - Well, then it is they who are the bigots. nt  calteacherguy   Oct-22-07 10:02 PM   #51 
     - He said homosexuality is a curse,  seasonedblue   Oct-22-07 10:09 PM   #56 
        - I don't think any of those things are bigotry.  calteacherguy   Oct-22-07 10:25 PM   #63 
           - We disagree.  seasonedblue   Oct-22-07 10:31 PM   #66 
              - There's a difference between hate speech and misguided views. Yeah, we disagree.  calteacherguy   Oct-22-07 10:45 PM   #69 
  - interesting you and i agree on something  madrchsod   Oct-22-07 09:58 PM   #47 
  - You are really missing the issue.  DURHAM D   Oct-22-07 10:08 PM   #54 
  - I see hypocrisy  ProSense   Oct-22-07 10:12 PM   #59 
     - EXCELLENT! wtg ProSense  themartyred   Oct-22-07 10:55 PM   #70 
     - Obama said he got tested with his wife to clarfiy he wasn't involved with another  obamian   Oct-24-07 02:52 AM   #98 
     - It's a different context  killbotfactory   Oct-23-07 03:27 AM   #79 
  - Not all gospel singers are bigots. (nt)  Sandaasu   Oct-22-07 09:48 PM   #36 
     - Christianity, like most religions,  Katzenkavalier   Oct-22-07 09:51 PM   #40 
        - So, all Chrstians are bigots now?  Sandaasu   Oct-22-07 09:58 PM   #48 
           - No, religions are dangerous things, sources of  Katzenkavalier   Oct-22-07 10:13 PM   #60 
           - correct  madrchsod   Oct-22-07 10:30 PM   #65 
           - the bigots are those who assume they know what  madrchsod   Oct-22-07 10:15 PM   #61 
  - He's a bigot and a liar then.  terrya   Oct-23-07 10:10 AM   #87 
  - And? So he believes I shouldn't be discriminated against, just that I make the choice to be gay....  Kerry2008   Oct-23-07 10:13 AM   #88 
  - "I don't hate black people, but....."  Goblinmonger   Oct-23-07 10:13 AM   #89 
  - I sure wish DUers could muster even a fraction of this outrage when it comes to racial  beaconess   Oct-23-07 09:58 PM   #93 
  - sometimes I wonder  darboy   Oct-24-07 07:40 AM   #106 
  - The biggest bitchers are the ones supporting a candidate who touts her endorsment by mayberry!  illinoisprogressive   Oct-23-07 10:06 PM   #94 
  - Excellent Point! There's a number of "hidden agendas" with SOME of this self-righteous indignation.  ShortnFiery   Oct-23-07 10:11 PM   #95 
  - How about: if I decide btw Hillary and Obama, it will be based on them  CreekDog   Oct-24-07 07:40 AM   #105 

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