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DeSwiss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-20-07 05:32 PM
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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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