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zulchzulu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-05-08 02:22 PM
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37. I agree
As for Obama being a leader and not a preacher, he has a proven record over his career that proves he is for equal rights for all, including the LGBT community. That's a fact. I've posted the record several times.

I hate gay bashers and homophobes. I also let them know how I feel when they slip a comment here or there out it. It makes them think twice the next time before they act like an ass. I'm talking about people I've worked with or others along the trail of life.

Like many, I'm for people to able to marry whoever they want. I also know that the political reality is such that we need to get civil unions and domestic partnerships immediately. I firmly think Obama would fight for that and it would lead to full marriage rights for all.

Like many others, we are on your side and many of us have done what we could to fight back against homophobia. I ask you to read Obama's statement again and see what he thinks:

"I have clearly stated my belief that gays and lesbians are our brothers and sisters and should be provided the respect, dignity, and rights of all other citizens. I have consistently spoken directly to African-American religious leaders about the need to overcome the homophobia that persists in some parts our community so that we can confront issues like HIV/AIDS and broaden the reach of equal rights in this country.

I strongly believe that African Americans and the LGBT community must stand together in the fight for equal rights. And so I strongly disagree with Reverend McClurkin's views and will continue to fight for these rights as President of the United States to ensure that America is a country that spreads tolerance instead of division."

http://pride.barackobama.com/page/content/lgbthome


I believe he will do as he says. The McClurkin event was an unfortunate event and I very much doubt anything like that will ever happen again as long as Obama is involved in the process.


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