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Posted by on Oct 23, 2007 in Religion, Society | 1 comment

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 ‘ex-gay’ 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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  • superdestroyer

    I often wonder what politics is going to look like after the total collapse of the Republican Party and the total dominance of the Democratic Party. This is the first example of what the future is going to look like.

    Black politicians have understood for the last few decades that they had a free hand and could do and say anything. The liberal white elites in the Democratic Party have never questioned the politics or positions of black (Democratic) politicians because the liberal whites were so dependent on the black vote to offset the white social conservatives voters on the Republican Party.

    Now, the liberal white elites are not so dependent on the black vote and they know that blacks are never going to leave the Democratic Party. Thus, the liberal white elites can start enforcing political litmus tests on black politicians like they alway have on white politicians.

    What Black-Americans need to start understanding is that they are below homosexuals in the political correctness pecking order where in the past, blacks were at the top of the pecking order.

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