Barack Obama’s campaign is now appearing more as a parade of silliness than as a serious candidate for the President of the United States. The author of Obama’s official campaign blog is now reaching for straws while observing Obama’s public speeches. Applying a “GLBT” message where there isn’t much more than a mention of diversity in what Barack Obama actually said.
This story gained helium last week when the Senator jealously tried to fish for more votes from the African-American voter community. Obama set up a three-city tour of gospel singers for him to go out on tour and his star headliner was Donnie McClurkin, the same McClurkin who sang at the 2004 Republican National Convention. The link, from Fox News, is entitled: “Gay Minister Joins Obama in Concert in S.C.” is misleading, because according to McClurkin, he’s no longer gay. (Leave it to Fox to screw up their own philosophies and the prophets that preach them.) Pam Spaulding has a video of McClurkin’s 204 GOP/NRC performance, if you’re really that desperate.
Not only does Donnie McClurkin believe he’s gay anymore, but he also believes that the rest of “the Gays” are murdering children and they’re cursed. The National Black Justice Coalition quotes McClurkin saying referencing “The Gays”:
“The gloves are off and if there’s going to be a war, there’s going to be a war. But it will be a war with a purpose?. I’m not in the mood to play with those who are trying to kill our children.”
So, we have an alleged X-Gay who’s now preaching the Gospel and getting Grammy Awards for singing Gospel Music, and after all of that hatred towards gay and lesbian people…and, McClurkin is allowed to call himself a Christian? Why is Senator Barack Obama saddling up with this kind of hate-monger? One more rhetorical question, I promise: Did Donnie McClurkin really manage to pray all that gay away?
The other singing “sensation” that went out on tour with Obama and McClurkin are a couple of sisters Tina Atkins and Erica Campbell who formed a group called “Mary Mary”. These lovely ladies started singing in church, but now they’re at bars and clubs and singing Jesus’ praises and spreading God’s Love everywhere they go. And when these two get interviewed by Vibe Magazine, the “gay question” is brought up.
I’m not sure if you are aware of this, but you have a large gay following. How do you feel about homosexuality and having a gay following?
Erica was the first to reply (the highlights are my own):
We are aware. Um… how do I feel about homosexuality? I feel how God feels about it, um… but I still love them. You know what I mean? I don’t agree with the lifestyle, but I love them. They can come to the concert; I’m going to hug them just like I hug everybody else. They have issues and need somebody to encourage them like everybody else – just like the murderer, just like the one full of pride, just like the prostitute, everybody needs God. What your struggle is may not be what my struggle is, but we all need Him. So, that’s what our music is about: giving and God. Not to condone the lifestyle or to say, Oh it’s okay, but not to bash – but just to give them God.
Erica here equates homosexuality to murderers, prostitutes and people who are “full of pride”. Did you just choke on your Fruit Loops and have a little milk erp out of your nose? Tina picks it up from there by saying:
Everyone has things in their life that they need to correct, everybody has struggles. Even though that’s the way we feel, we don’t bash, and we embrace everybody who enjoys our music. Hopefully our music is impacting them in a way that, if they see there’s some things in their life that’s not quite right and doesn’t align themselves with what the Bible says – hopefully our music impacts them in a way that makes them want to change it.
Miss Thing here – she’s gay bashing but wants you to know she just isn’t into gay bashing. She’s quick to point out others who “align themselves” with the Bible and dumb enough to for skip over that part that says; “Judge not, lest ye be judged.“
This is Barack Obama’s way to “reaching” out to the African-American voter? Was it his idea is to hatch the Black version of the Klu Klux Klan? The hate-speech that spews from these people on their hatred towards Gays and Lesbian and it makes Barack Obama look like the Grand Marshall of that Hate Parade.
Senator Obama makes it worse by desperately trying to make it better. HRC’s Chair Joe Solmonese issued a statement to the Senator’s campaign expressing his disappointment in his decisions to work with these hate-mongering slobs. Barack Obama lunged for a chance to fix the problem and so he grabs Rev Andy Sidden, a white gay minister from Garden of Grace United Church of Christ in Winston-Salem, NC and puts him on the ticket. Mega-fast Joe Solmonese whipped out a new statement clarifying he had nothing to do with recommending Sidden.
Really… A white guy? He decided on a white guy?!
Let me guess Senator: You put a gay white dude on the ticket so you could demonstrate that African-American stereotype that says “gay” is a white-only thing? You couldn’t find a gay African-American that would be more suited to find that “American Love-In” that you were so hoping for? Oh wait, you did find two gay African-American ministers who could have represented the LGBT community very well in spite of this Big Black Hate Machine you created. Both Bishop Yvette Flunder and Bishop Tonyia Rawls of Unity Fellowship of North Carolina were available and passed over in exchange of the white gay guy. Rev. Michael Eric Dyson and Bishop Carlton Pearson were two gay male ministers who were also passed over in exchange of a white guy.
He approached the subject gingerly at first. Then, just when the concert had seemed to reach its pitch and about to end, Mr. McClurkin returned to it with a full-blown plea: “Don’t call me a bigot or anti-gay when I have suffered the same feelings,” he cried.
“God delivered me from homosexuality,” he added. He then told the audience to believe the Bible over the blogs: “God is the only way.” The crowd sang and clapped along in full support….
Mr. McClurkin: Not only are you a bigot and anti-gay, you’re also liar, a hypocrite, hate-monger, a fucking whore for both the Republican Party and the Democrat Party and you’re a charlatan.
By the way, what happened to our lonely white gay minister? Why wasn’t he front and center to make sure the GLBT voice was heard after McClurkin’s tirade of hate? He wasn’t. Because after his short prayer at the beginning of the evening’s concernt, Sidden slipped out the ehem…proverbial “back door” and left the concert. And who could blame him? It’s a Hate Fest on gays and since Senator Barack Obama didn’t even bother to show up for the closing show anyway. Sidden’s already made his money. I would have skipped town too!
Now that three days have passed, Senator Obama is still tooting his “Horn of Diversity”. His official “blog master” on the Obama ’08 website makes note of his speech in Cedar Rapids, IA at Coe College.
Obama also reiterated his support for civil unions for same-sex couples, giving props to the younger generation for being more open to change, and saying that as one of the younger candidates in the race, he wants to be a part of that process. “Part of my job as president I think is to deliver a message that everybody is part of the American family,” he said. “Not just some people. And obviously as somebody who is African-American – my mother is from Kansas, my father was from Kenya, I grew up in Indonesia, I have a sister who looks Spanish, I’ve got a brother in law who is Chinese-Canadian – I’m very sensitive to making sure that everybody feels a part of America. And that’s one of the things I think I can bring to this presidency. The day I’m inaugurated the country will look at itself differently and I think be more tolerant.”
Thanks for those kind words, Senator. We realize that if Hillary Clinton put together a Hate Parade with a musical tour throughout South Carolina with acts that proudly proclaim: “BLACKS ARE A CURSE!” and “BLACK MEN KILL CHILDREN!”, you and the African-American community would think differently about “hate in America”. And if John Edwards would put together a duet of sexy blond whores who equate black people with murderers and prostitution, you’ll be ready-fast with a white gay guy as your personal human shield.
Senator Obama hasn’t been without opportunity to clear this up and distance himself from the Great Hate Parade he created. He has since appeared on Ellen Degeneres’ show. Ellen, who’s an openly gay woman and who’s mother Betty is an active member of PFLAG (Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays), a spokesperson for the HRC Coming Out Project and writes a column for Planet Out e-magazine, could have created a wonderful healing moment for both the GLBT and the African-American community. Ellen, Mom Betty and Barack Obama could have become a lightning rod of attention for both the black and the GLBT communities. Obama’s best chance for a “uniting voice” within the chaos and return to looking like a true candidate for President of the United States. But he didn’t. Instead, he decided to shoot the breeze about the ironic connection in ancestry between his family and Vice President Dick Cheney’s. Then he danced around the floor with Ellen and the two grooved to a few catchy dance-steps and it was done.
BOO! <HISSS> BOO!
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