Don Lemon: Being Black And Gay Is Worst Thing You Can Be

Feb 8, 2012 Full story: WTLC-AM Indianapolis 14

CNN anchor Don Lemon sounded off recently, saying that being a black, gay male is the worst thing to be in the African-American community.

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Santorumps Frothy Surge

Wilmington, DE

#1 Feb 8, 2012
Guess he momentarily forgot "Republican."

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#2 Feb 8, 2012
I remember having a boyfriend who didn't mind kissing me in front of a bunch of white rednecks at a party who could care less who is gay but he was afraid to kiss me in front of his black friends. He said they'd hate him if they found out he was gay. We are both white by the way. I could care less what his black friends think. I don't like bigots! How's that?!

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#3 Feb 8, 2012
Think about how crazy they are in Uganda and other parts of Africa when it comes to gays. You think that the black people who do discriminate against gays would know better considering that blacks were once discriminated against and still are sometimes. I'm not afraid to say this either. I'm sure I'm going to be chewed out by a few people. I'm not racist at all but I'm sure I'm going to be called that before this thread is over.

“ WOOF !”

Since: Oct 10

Coolidge, AZ

#4 Feb 8, 2012
I think blacks are the most homophobic group. I'm not saying ALL black people, but I certainly think a much higher percentage of them are than other groups.
Truth Be Told

Woburn, MA

#5 Feb 9, 2012
People who are offended by homosexuals tend to feel that way because they are afraid of their own secret feelings about the same sex.

Straight men who are secure with themselves don't get hung up about gays, they couldn't care less.

Straight men who bully gays, or beat gays, etc. are probably actually gay themselves.
jhh

Omaha, NE

#6 Feb 9, 2012
Got Aids Yet = GAY
Truth Be Told

Woburn, MA

#7 Feb 9, 2012
jhh wrote:
Got Aids Yet = GAY
Idiotic

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Home, sweet home.

#9 Feb 9, 2012
The media is dominated b white crapola swallowers.

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#10 Feb 9, 2012
gay = yuck. I wouldnt mind all white men being gay however, in fact I encourage it. Turn as many straight white men gay as you possibly can equality boy, make us proud!
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#11 Feb 9, 2012
equalityboy81 wrote:
Think about how crazy they are in Uganda and other parts of Africa when it comes to gays. You think that the black people who do discriminate against gays would know better considering that blacks were once discriminated against and still are sometimes. I'm not afraid to say this either. I'm sure I'm going to be chewed out by a few people. I'm not racist at all but I'm sure I'm going to be called that before this thread is over.
I don't consider your post here to be racist. There is a very large number of African-American's that are polluted with religion which is the greatest cause for hate not just of the LGBTQ people. As for Uganda, remember that country is still living with the religious mentality that the British had forced on them when they had been taken over by the Queen. As for knowing better, all American's should no better than to discriminate, but I get your point that those who have suffered discrimination and still do should be more apt at standing up against it.

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#12 Feb 9, 2012
Prejudice is learned, and it can be overcome through education and experience. But because it is learned early in life before the ability for critical thinking is developed, it is learned on an emotional level that is hard to overcome, especially when that prejudice is reinforced by those who claim to speak for God.

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#13 Feb 9, 2012
You've Got To Be Taught
to Hate And Fear,
you've Got To Be Taught
from Year To Year,
it's Got To Be Drummed
in Your Dear Little Ear
you've Got To Be Carefully Taught.

you've Got To Be Taught To Be Afraid
of People Whose Eyes Are Oddly Made,
and People Whose Skin Is A Diff'rent Shade,
you've Got To Be Carefully Taught.

you've Got To Be Taught Before It's Too Late,
before You Are Six Or Seven Or Eight,
to Hate All The People Your Relatives Hate,
you've Got To Be Carefully Taught

(Rogers and Hammerstein)

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#14 Feb 9, 2012
Rev. Dr. James Lawson is a distinguished United Methodist pastor who worked side-by-side with Dr. King training the activists who participated in the lunch counter sit-ins and the Freedom Rides of the 1960s. In 2004, he received the Community of Christ International Peace Award. Rev. Lawson said of the plight of many gay people: "Gays and lesbians have a more difficult time than we did. We had our families and our churches on our side. All too often, they have neither."

And gay black men and women often face prejudice at home as well as from outside the home and social support system.
bLACK Man

Fredericksburg, VA

#15 Feb 9, 2012
I love gay white men. I think white man should be gay. It's a great thing.

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