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The Philosopher Donating Member (621 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-25-11 02:25 PM
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Pastor on Emanuel Team Antigay?
from Advocate.com

Chicago mayor-elect Rahm Emanuels transition team has no LGBT people among its cochairs, but it does have a minister from an antigay religious denomination, Windy City Times reports.

The Reverend Byron Brazier, pastor of the Apostolic Church of God on Chicagos south side, is one of the six cochairs of the team. He is an eyebrow-raising choice, the paper reports, because his church is affiliated with the Pentecostal movement, which generally denounces homosexuality, and his father and predecessor as pastor, the late Arthur Brazier, spoke in support of amending the U.S. Constitution to ban marriage equality. Byron Braziers views are less well-known, and he had not responded to Windy City Times request for an interview by the time the article was published.

The Reverend Irene Monroe, a lesbian and feminist theologian, told the paper that Braziers selection is troubling. Why that particular church when there are so many progressive churches he can choose from? she said. The teams makeup, she said, brought to mind President Obamas friendships with antigay religious leaders: Rahm and Obama dont mind taking LGBT money for their campaigns and dont mind our vote, but when it comes to full-throated advocacy, they invariably either let us down or leave us waiting.

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Vincardog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-25-11 02:28 PM
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1. This is true for all PROGRESSIVEs and POPULISTs. THE DLC and Conservadems in general
Rahm and Obama dont mind taking LIBERAL money for their campaigns and dont mind our vote, but when it comes to full-throated advocacy, they invariably either let us down or leave us waiting.
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CBGLuthier Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-25-11 02:30 PM
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2. I am about to make an ugly comment that I hate making but
You may have to be a little anti-gay if you want black folk to vote for you and you can't take Chicago without that vote.

God politics is diseased.
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mitchtv Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-25-11 02:34 PM
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3. a little anti Gay
like slightly pregnant
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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-25-11 03:18 PM
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4. LOL - some one unreced
This? Hmm - wonder why?

Any way - why does this remind me so of Obama?
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