Obama’s Albatross*: Donnie McClurkin (UPDATED)
UPDATE: Tomorrow’s The Hill: Obama pressured on gay ‘cure’ preacher and The Swamp: ‘No crusade’ to cure gays, says Obama’s gospel star.
UPDATE: Hear Pam Spaulding of PHB and Mike Signorile on Sirius Out Q discussing the issue._________
Does Barack Obama want to portray himself as either P.C. or consistent? He appears to have got himself into a situation where he’s damned if he does and damned if he doesn’t.
Pam’s House Blend: Why is Obama touring with ‘ex-gay’ homophobe Donnie McClurkin?
AMERICAblog: Obama campaign asked to distance itself from anti-gay singer invited to perform at Obama event, no reply yet
AMERICAblog: Obama says won’t pull anti-gay bigot from big campaign event
Pam’s House Blend: Obama won’t back down from SC concert with homobigot ex-gay Donnie McClurkin
AMERICAblog: Reader mail on Obama’s embrace of anti-gay bigot McClurkin. It ain’t pretty.
AMERICAblog: Obama needs to explain his hypocrisy on asking for Justice Dept official to be fired
Shakesville: Obama and the Ex-Gay
Pam’s House Blend: Donnie McClurkin isn’t the only homophobe on the bill with Obama
This issue is being covered by the Mainstream Media too:
LA Times Blog: Obama’s link to gospel singer sparks controversy
Rev. Irene Monroe at Bilerico: Obama the vote-whore with â€˜ex-gayâ€™ at his side
Oh well, Giuliani, Romney and Kucinich have been having a rough day too!
* someone with a burden or obstacle is said to have ‘an albatross around their neck’
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