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Obama On Gospel Tour With "Ex-Gay" Singer Who Crusades Against "The Curse Of Homosexuality"
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Obama to do gospel tour with radical right singer who crusades against "the curse of homosexuality"

by John Aravosis (DC)
10/20/2007 10:57:00 AM ET

From the NYT:

    As religious conservatives gather in Washington this weekend for the Values Voters Summit, Senator Barack Obamas campaign announced its latest effort to attract people of faith to the campaign: a gospel concert tour. All three of the dates of the Embrace the Change tour are in South Carolina, where Mr. Obama is locked in battle with Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton for black voters.

    Gospel acts including Mary Mary, Donnie McClurkin and Hezekiah Walker, Byron Cage and the Mighty Clouds of Joy are scheduled to appear. This is another example of how Barack Obama is defying conventional wisdom about how politics is done and giving new meaning to meeting people at the grassroots level, Joshua DuBois, the campaigns religious affairs director, said in a release.

Yes, sucking up to anti-gay bigots and joining them on stage - no, giving them a stage - is certainly defying conventional wisdom as to how a Democrat becomes president. Oh, and McClurkin also believes that gays can, and need to, be "cured."

- Its a wonder that all politicians don't look like pretzels they way they bend and twist themselves out of shape to pander to each group.

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  -Obama On Gospel Tour With "Ex-Gay" Singer Who Crusades Against "The Curse Of Homosexuality" DeSwiss  Oct-20-07 05:32 PM   #0 
  - "Obama's Gospel Concert Tour"??  MethuenProgressive   Oct-20-07 05:36 PM   #1 
  - Considering his background....  DeSwiss   Oct-20-07 05:52 PM   #3 
  - Deleted sub-thread  Name removed   Apr-19-08 06:14 PM   #51 
  - well, then--born in Amityville--  la la   Oct-20-07 06:03 PM   #8 
     - Yeah, I saw that....  DeSwiss   Oct-20-07 06:31 PM   #14 
  - I really used to like Obama. I really did.  varkam   Oct-20-07 05:46 PM   #2 
  - I hear ya'....  DeSwiss   Oct-20-07 05:55 PM   #4 
  - Oh, I think we can.  varkam   Oct-20-07 05:57 PM   #6 
  - And some question atheists' disgust at his pandering to the evangelicals  BuffyTheFundieSlayer   Oct-20-07 06:04 PM   #9 
  - Precisely...I wouldn't trust Obama as far as I could throw him  Jameson and Craic   Oct-20-07 06:14 PM   #12 
  - Me either  BuffyTheFundieSlayer   Oct-20-07 06:39 PM   #17 
  - problem is that the only two liberals running in the democratic party  zonmoy   Oct-26-07 11:37 AM   #45 
  - The worst part is....  DeSwiss   Oct-20-07 06:29 PM   #13 
  - But when anybody complains  BuffyTheFundieSlayer   Oct-20-07 06:38 PM   #16 
  - My Voting Booth Actually IS in a Church  Toasterlad   Oct-20-07 08:16 PM   #21 
  - They're not allowed to display overt religious symbols near the voting booths.  IanDB1   Oct-21-07 01:45 PM   #30 
     - It's Annoying, But It's Doesn't Bother Me Enough to Complain About.  Toasterlad   Oct-21-07 08:51 PM   #34 
  - You aren't a SImpson  spoony   Oct-22-07 06:29 AM   #39 
  - Does that bother you?  DeSwiss   Oct-26-07 11:16 AM   #43 
  - I Found it VERY Amusing, the Moreso Because It Annoyed You.  Toasterlad   Oct-27-07 09:23 AM   #47 
  - Sweetest name I know....  MNBrewer   Apr-27-08 11:52 PM   #64 
  - I'm assuming that you have an invisible friend..  Tyo   Oct-27-07 10:37 AM   #48 
  - Religion is a part  ehigitb   Apr-19-08 06:28 PM   #53 
     - Flunked elementary civics, i guess?  ThinkBlue1966   Apr-19-08 09:56 PM   #54 
     - As much as this meme is touted, I disagree. The US has a long history  pinto   Apr-20-08 02:59 AM   #55 
     - So if a Dem candidate were pursuing a racist campaign, you would be OK with that too, I suppose.  racaulk   Apr-21-08 04:33 PM   #56 
        - Glad to see thread necromancy being practiced for a good reason  Chovexani   Apr-22-08 12:45 AM   #58 
           - Haven't you heard? It's majority rules, baby!  racaulk   Apr-22-08 08:35 PM   #60 
              - Oops!  racaulk   Apr-23-08 08:03 AM   #61 
  - I Don't  Irishonly   Oct-21-07 09:56 AM   #28 
  - It's shameful  BuffyTheFundieSlayer   Oct-21-07 10:16 AM   #29 
  - Deleted sub-thread  Name removed   Oct-22-07 06:25 AM   #38 
  - Mine,too.  emilyg   Oct-20-07 07:19 PM   #19 
  - Deleted sub-thread  Name removed   Apr-19-08 06:20 PM   #52 
  - Beyond the pale. Born-again. Again  JoFerret   Apr-23-08 09:07 PM   #62 
  - Well, there goes my support for Obama  Sandaasu   Oct-20-07 05:55 PM   #5 
  - Those of us who saw such pandering in him from day one --  Imagine My Surprise   Oct-20-07 05:58 PM   #7 
  - There's a difference, really  Sandaasu   Oct-20-07 06:08 PM   #10 
  - Exactly!  Jameson and Craic   Oct-20-07 06:12 PM   #11 
  - I was never convinced.... n/t  DeSwiss   Oct-20-07 06:33 PM   #15 
  - "we must embrace christ".... nt  msongs   Oct-20-07 07:09 PM   #18 
  - We must?  DeSwiss   Oct-20-07 07:27 PM   #20 
  - That sounds dangerous  MNBrewer   Apr-27-08 11:58 PM   #65 
  - I'll just erase everything I heard Obama say at the GLBT Presidential Forum  terrya   Oct-20-07 08:25 PM   #22 
  - Apparently Obama, or whom ever is making.....  DeSwiss   Oct-20-07 08:31 PM   #23 
  - Well, if that's true....  terrya   Oct-20-07 08:39 PM   #24 
  - "equality"  MNBrewer   Apr-28-08 12:00 AM   #66 
  - Obama's own denomination supports marriage equality  Siyahamba   Oct-20-07 10:39 PM   #25 
  - Being a politician today....  DeSwiss   Oct-20-07 11:25 PM   #26 
  - Or, how about government getting out of it all together?  Amimnoch   Oct-21-07 07:09 AM   #27 
  - this Hurts  dbackjon   Oct-21-07 02:42 PM   #31 
  - *forehead slap*  galledgoblin   Oct-21-07 05:06 PM   #32 
  - gospel singers who support gay rights?  galledgoblin   Oct-21-07 05:35 PM   #33 
  - Dolly Parton? n/t  IanDB1   Oct-21-07 09:44 PM   #35 
  - I didn't trust him before  mitchtv   Oct-21-07 09:55 PM   #36 
  - I saw this post....  DeSwiss   Oct-21-07 11:27 PM   #37 
  - A fine example of why I actually hate politics  AspieGrrl   Oct-22-07 07:46 AM   #40 
  - I find myself in the same boat....  DeSwiss   Oct-22-07 12:14 PM   #41 
  - I will never understand  mrone2   Oct-26-07 10:32 AM   #42 
  - I agree....  DeSwiss   Oct-26-07 11:25 AM   #44 
  - Come back to Kucinich then  mrone2   Oct-26-07 11:56 AM   #46 
  - Really? You'll never understand it?  mondo joe   Apr-21-08 08:36 PM   #57 
  - Help me to understand this...  Lisaben2619   Oct-27-07 11:37 AM   #49 
  - response from the campaign to the comments I sent  galledgoblin   Oct-30-07 02:45 PM   #50 
  - imagine how DU would burn -- continuously --  xchrom   Apr-22-08 07:52 AM   #59 
  - Neither of the two remaining  MNBrewer   Apr-27-08 07:23 PM   #63 
     - And Hillary's better at everything else--including thinking of us like we're human beings  Dinkeldog   Apr-28-08 12:16 AM   #67 
        - I don't really think that's so true.  MNBrewer   Apr-28-08 12:23 AM   #68 
           - That's bullshit  gaspee   Apr-28-08 12:32 AM   #69 
              - Is she, or is she not  MNBrewer   Apr-28-08 12:37 AM   #70 

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