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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."

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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  -Thoughts on Barack Obama, McClurkin's performance and the future of LGBT rights zulchzulu  Jan-04-08 07:18 PM   #0 
  - "Was it hurtful to the LGBT community? Possibly and maybe so"  FreeState   Jan-04-08 07:21 PM   #1 
  - "Do you know how many gay youth in America attempt suicide?"  zulchzulu   Jan-04-08 07:22 PM   #3 
  - AS someone who has worked with gay youth you  FreeState   Jan-04-08 07:23 PM   #4 
     - Actually...  zulchzulu   Jan-04-08 07:29 PM   #5 
        - Your brother is very lucky that he had someone like you to support him  hulklogan   Jan-04-08 07:42 PM   #9 
  - You're the one who loses credibility when you blame Obama for anti-gay bias.  TheWraith   Jan-04-08 11:33 PM   #27 
  - Thank you for yor hard work and efforts.  jaysunb   Jan-04-08 07:22 PM   #2 
  - none of that matters to certain people  darboy   Jan-04-08 07:32 PM   #6 
  - I agree and GREAT post  Bullet1987   Jan-04-08 11:27 PM   #25 
  - Can someone explain why HIV/AIDS in the heterosexual community is a GLBT issue?  hulklogan   Jan-04-08 07:39 PM   #7 
  - Silly!  BuffyTheFundieSlayer   Jan-04-08 08:07 PM   #10 
  - Obama couldn't be more out of touch if he had no fingertips. n/t  hulklogan   Jan-04-08 08:18 PM   #11 
  - Barack Obama worked to reauthorize the Ryan White CARE Act  zulchzulu   Jan-04-08 09:15 PM   #12 
     - Again I ask, why is heterosexual HIV/AIDS a GLBT issue?  hulklogan   Jan-04-08 11:32 PM   #26 
  - "Was it hurtful to the LGBT community? Possibly and maybe so."  BuffyTheFundieSlayer   Jan-04-08 07:39 PM   #8 
  - please don't lie about his role in that concert while calling us liars  dsc   Jan-04-08 09:23 PM   #13 
  - Oddly, it seems you missed the whole point  zulchzulu   Jan-04-08 09:44 PM   #15 
     - The point is you have repeatedly called us liars  dsc   Jan-04-08 09:50 PM   #16 
     - We got the point  BuffyTheFundieSlayer   Jan-04-08 10:15 PM   #17 
     - It was ONE concert with three other bands -- yeah, more ANTI-GAY bands.  Bluebear   Jan-04-08 10:25 PM   #19 
     - you disgust me...  TankLV   Jan-04-08 10:28 PM   #21 
        - you disgust me  Egnever   Jan-05-08 02:17 PM   #36 
  - I disagree with your premise  ruggerson   Jan-04-08 09:36 PM   #14 
  - We can't afford to wait for homophobia to die off generationally  zulchzulu   Jan-04-08 10:23 PM   #18 
     - King wanted a dialogue, but he did not invite KKK leaders to speak at his rallies  MN Against Bush   Jan-04-08 11:23 PM   #24 
     - Really?  Harvey Korman   Jan-04-08 11:42 PM   #28 
     - That's a good question  BuffyTheFundieSlayer   Jan-05-08 12:41 AM   #33 
     - Actually, younger generations are far less homophobic  ruggerson   Jan-04-08 11:50 PM   #29 
        - I agree  zulchzulu   Jan-05-08 02:22 PM   #37 
  - more bullshit - more trying to defenend the INDEFENSIBLE...  TankLV   Jan-04-08 10:26 PM   #20 
  - Yes. There is NO way to spin away what Obama did. He hired a gay basher to garner votes.  Beausoir   Jan-05-08 12:16 AM   #32 
  - If he were to apologize for giving this bigot a stage so speak on, it would help.  Sandaasu   Jan-04-08 11:01 PM   #22 
  - Very well said.  mzmolly   Jan-04-08 11:21 PM   #23 
  - A lot of hyperbole about the Donnie McClurkin incident....  Flabbergasted   Jan-05-08 12:06 AM   #30 
  - Agreed n/t  zulchzulu   Jan-06-08 07:42 PM   #40 
  - Obama willingly hired a filthy gay-basher to voice his campaign. I will NEVER forgive that.  Beausoir   Jan-05-08 12:13 AM   #31 
  - Pick out the gay bashing in this statement  zulchzulu   Jan-05-08 02:11 PM   #34 
     - "DONNIE DOES NOT WANT TO CHANGE GAYS WHO ARE HAPPY IN THEIR LIVES"  FredScuttle   Jan-05-08 02:15 PM   #35 
  - Thanks for taking the time  Egnever   Jan-05-08 02:24 PM   #38 
  - Thanks for reading n/t  zulchzulu   Jan-06-08 07:24 PM   #39 
  - I agree with you.  Anouka   Jan-06-08 07:59 PM   #42 
  - Thank you for posting this.  Anouka   Jan-06-08 07:55 PM   #41 

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