Monday, October 22, 2007

Obama Campaigning with Anti-Gay Bigot

It is utterly shocking that a leading presidential candidate and Democratic Senator would affiliate with these people - especially a candidate who is trying to claim the mantle of civil rights. Why is Obama doing this? Where does the buck stop?

From Americablog

As religious conservatives gather in Washington this weekend for the “Values Voters Summit,” Senator Barack Obama’s campaign announced its latest effort to attract people of faith to the campaign: a gospel concert tour.

Gospel acts including Mary Mary, Donnie McClurkin and Hezekiah Walker, Byron Cage and the Mighty Clouds of Joy are scheduled to appear.

Gospel singer Donnie McClurkin, who has detailed his struggle with gay tendencies and vowed to battle "the curse of homosexuality," said yesterday he'll perform as scheduled at the Republican National Convention on Thursday, despite controversy over his view that sexuality can be changed by religious intervention.

"I can't let off. I didn't call myself -- God called me to do what I do," McClurkin told The Post's Hamil R. Harris. The Grammy winner declared, "If this is a war, we are willing to fight. Not a war of violence, but a war of purpose."


Curtis said...

I wish his campaign chose someone else to go on the tour, and I totally disagree with that singer's characterization of homosexuality as a curse. I'm sure Barack Obama is similarly displeased.

Kyle said...

If he is displeased he shouldn't be STILL doing the tour with him!

Taylor Kayatta said...

what with this and the Daily Bruin thing implying that one of Obama's key issues is that he doesn't support gay marriage... looks like he can't count on the gay vote.

aria ghafari said...

kinda weird how the same performer stood on stage and performed for bill clinton in '92

Kyle said...

It was wrong then, it was wrong now. Stop trying to poison the well and defend the fact that Obama is standing arm-in-arm with a bigot.



BruinKid said...

It was wrong, but in 1992, a whole lot more of the country was in the wrong. See here for how the trends have changed.