Thursday, October 25, 2007

Obama's not looking quite as appealing to me any more

Here's why. When it came to light that he had homophobe McLurkin on his tour, I didn't mind it so much--but that he has continually refused to refute the things he stands for, or to distance himself from McLurkin, and now seems to say that we have to embrace the homophobia of the black community? Yeah. Not a real crowd-pleaser, there.
If we are to end homophobia and secure full civil rights for gay Americans, then we need an advocate within the Black community like Barack Obama.

Yeah, an advocate like Barack Obama who admits that McLurkin believes things "that are deeply hurtful ... especially to gay Americans" and then says that he wants to build his constituency out of people who believe exactly the same thing? I'm sure that's exactly what we need to end homophobia.

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