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BolivarianHero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-23-10 02:32 PM
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Hate preachers lead to reduced support for equal marriage among Republicans, African-Americans in MD
Edited on Fri Jul-23-10 02:36 PM by BolivarianHero
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/20...


A conservative Anne Arundel County state delegate tried unsuccessfully to impeach Gansler, and a coalition of black pastors and conservative Christians repeatedly traveled to Annapolis this spring to hold rallies in hopes of pressuring lawmakers to pass bills that would have rolled back the attorney general's decision.

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The shift in the poll numbers was driven by increasing support among the state's Democrats and independents, who make up nearly three-quarters of the population. Republicans, however, have moved in the other direction. Their support has dropped from 36 percent to 25 percent, with 69 percent opposed.

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The poll shows a notable dip in opposition to legalizing same-sex marriage among African Americans since the last Post poll. Blacks in Maryland are now nearly equally divided over the issue. In the District, where black clergy have been among the most vociferous critics of a measure that took effect this year allowing gays to marry, a slight majority of blacks oppose same-sex marriage, another Post poll has found.



Interesting to note that support equal marriage has increased overall even though it has decreased among the demographic groups most heavily influenced by the ignorance of evangelical preachers. Also, the African-American numbers are within the margin of error of the overall numbers.
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RKP5637 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-23-10 02:45 PM
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1. I hope one day the hate mongers in this country do themselves in... they are
the ones that will be judged as evil, the devil in disguise. I'm not religious, but some should throw their words of hatred back in their foul mouthed faces. I so tired of the hateful and evil in this country that hide under the banner of being godly.


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Enthusiast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-24-10 05:36 AM
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2. They should lose
their tax exempt status.
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