African Americans are evenly split on the issue of same sex marriage. Forty-two percent feel that marriage is exclusively defined as between a man and a woman; while 40% would support gay marriages having the same rights as heterosexual couples. We also asked a question about ministers who oppose homosexuality and gay marriage.<quoted text>
Are you trying to convince me that Obama was "pandering" to "religious rightwingers" when he adamantly opposed gay marriage?
Bill and Hillary Clinton were also "pandering" to "religous rightwingers" when they, too, opposed gay marriage?
Seems to me there's a lot more "evolving" going on lately than any "pandering" in the past.
This is what Frank Schubert, the national political director of the National Organization for Marriage, said to the Washington Post:“There is not a chance in God’s green earth that African Americans support same-sex marriage." He said that President Obama's endorsement has likely “created a lot of angst and conflict in that community, but his opinion of gay marriage is not going to be changing the opinion of African Americans in a significant way.”
Even though recent polls now indicate otherwise since Obama's "conversion", the polls would have to ask every African American in the country to get that number right.