Maryland Gay Marriage Could Hinge on ...

Maryland Gay Marriage Could Hinge on Black Churches

There are 9652 comments on the The Skanner story from Mar 1, 2012, titled Maryland Gay Marriage Could Hinge on Black Churches. In it, The Skanner reports that:

With Maryland poised to legalize gay marriage, some conservative opponents and religious leaders are counting on members of their congregations, especially in black churches, to upend the legislation at the polls this fall.

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Mona Lott

Brooklyn, NY

#22 Mar 1, 2012
fedupwiththemess wrote:
<quoted text>Gays have rights and are equal under the law. Every gay male can marry ANY woman that he wants to and any gay female can marry ANY male that she wants to. No other combinations go together. Check the bible. Is a man free to marry a dog, cat or horse? Why not? because those combinations don't go together. Man does not belong with man. It is sinful.
...yawn...

Aren't you dead yet? With all that backed up BILE in your system you will be soon.

“WAY TO GO”

Since: Mar 11

IRELAND

#23 Mar 1, 2012
TravisEqualityRhin wrote:
<quoted text>
don't mind the retarded troll dear..its been on these forums for how many years now saying the same thing OVER AND OVER haha some life..
I know you're right, but sometimes I just get so frustrated with these idiots that I blow up......time for a bit of a break.......thanks for the comment:-)

Since: Jun 11

AOL

#24 Mar 1, 2012
FaFoxy wrote:
<quoted text>
ROFL !
The Obamanic is AGAINST Equal Rights for us, and has said so publicly MANY times. Why do you ignore what he says about us ?
Why do you keep repeating such an easily exposed lie?

Obama has repeatedly said he supports full federal civil rights of marriage and full repeal of DOMA.
He supported hate crimes protections and signed it into law.
He supported repeal of DADT and signed it into law.
This info and more is posted on the White House web site for all of the world to see.

You fail to support your unsupportable claim. You are confusing Obama, who supports full equal rights, with the republicans, who oppose equal rights and want to roll back the gains we have made.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#25 Mar 1, 2012
"........especially in black churches........."

So the anti-gays can specifically target black churches for their support and not be accused of being racists, but if pro-equality groups even hint at the fact that blacks are more anti-gay, then we're branded racists.
PTBW Forever

Evansville, IN

#26 Mar 1, 2012
nhjeff wrote:
During Prop 8, propenents fooled many in the black community into thinking Obama supported it. They're very good at timing their misinformation so that it can't be challenged before people vote. So it would behoove Obama to get out in front and make his position on these referenda clear.
when will you idiots learn?

Democrat politicians don't believe in anything, they will do literally anything for votes; if white people become the minority and we are badly oppressed they will brainwash non whites to appease and provide for white welfare moms so that the white population goes up enough to make them win elections.

Seriously, either vote for principled Republicans or don't vote at all, Democrats have no values(which is why they went for the gay vote during the election of Clinton)

FaFoxy

“ WOOF !”

Since: Oct 10

Coolidge, AZ

#27 Mar 1, 2012
Not Yet Equal wrote:
<quoted text>
Why do you keep repeating such an easily exposed lie?
Obama has repeatedly said he supports full federal civil rights of marriage and full repeal of DOMA.
He supported hate crimes protections and signed it into law.
He supported repeal of DADT and signed it into law.
This info and more is posted on the White House web site for all of the world to see.
You fail to support your unsupportable claim. You are confusing Obama, who supports full equal rights, with the republicans, who oppose equal rights and want to roll back the gains we have made.
YOU LIE !

here:



This EVIL BUM lies to our faces, and begs us for money. He is an EVIL MAN who does NOT believe in equal marriage rights for us.

You can continue to lie about him all you want, but his words are clear.

And why isn't he telling the so-called "black community" to support equal marriage rights for us. I'll tell you why. Because he is AGAINST equal marriage rights for us.

He is an EVIL, EVIL man.

(I plan on voting against him).
Mona Lott

Brooklyn, NY

#28 Mar 1, 2012
PTBW Forever wrote:
<quoted text>
when will you idiots learn?
Democrat politicians don't believe in anything, they will do literally anything for votes; if white people become the minority and we are badly oppressed they will brainwash non whites to appease and provide for white welfare moms so that the white population goes up enough to make them win elections.
Seriously, either vote for principled Republicans or don't vote at all, Democrats have no values(which is why they went for the gay vote during the election of Clinton)
You are some kind of escapee, aren't you? The overwhelming majority of people on welfare ARE white. So what? You want they should starve in the street? What is wrong with you? Begrudging someone FOOD???? Are you completely bereft of human kindness?

Since: Jun 11

AOL

#29 Mar 1, 2012
FaFoxy wrote:
<quoted text>
YOU LIE !
here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =N6K9dS9wl7UXX
This EVIL BUM lies to our faces, and begs us for money. He is an EVIL MAN who does NOT believe in equal marriage rights for us.
You can continue to lie about him all you want, but his words are clear.
And why isn't he telling the so-called "black community" to support equal marriage rights for us. I'll tell you why. Because he is AGAINST equal marriage rights for us.
He is an EVIL, EVIL man.
(I plan on voting against him).
You continue to overlook the part where he supports civil unions rather than "marriage". In this video, He stated he would not support a constitutional amendment defining marriage as between a man and a woman. He also said "I do believe in civil unions."

There is another video, as well as his official web site, that states: He "supports full civil unions and federal rights for LGBT couples and opposes a constitutional ban on same-sex marriage." That video also shows him saying his wife disagrees with him and she believes we should get marriage equality, but he just isn't there YET. But he knew he couldn't get elected if he supported full marriage equality. Remember, Hillary didn't even support full repeal of DOMA (only partial... some sections), while Obama supports full repeal of DOMA.

But he is a politician. He knows, to get elected, he must please enough people without distancing too many people if he is to get enough votes. You have to get elected to do anything, and he is limited by the separation of powers as well as the political reality of having to get votes.

But you know all of this. You are just using his use of the words "civil unions" rather than marriage to justify casting your vote in a way that allows anti-gay republicans to get elected.

Often, the choice is between the lesser of two evils. When it comes to our equal rights, he is far less evil than the republicans.

“Happiness comes through giving”

Since: Feb 08

Location hidden

#30 Mar 1, 2012
fedupwiththemess wrote:
<quoted text>yawn...forget what? Not the same.
It's exactly the same.

“Happiness comes through giving”

Since: Feb 08

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#31 Mar 1, 2012
Ron431 wrote:
Here is where Obama could stand up and support equality to make a real difference. Support in Maine, Washington, and Maryland is needed.
After Obama is re-elected, he will.

“Happiness comes through giving”

Since: Feb 08

Location hidden

#32 Mar 1, 2012
fedupwiththemess wrote:
<quoted text>Gays have rights and are equal under the law. Every gay male can marry ANY woman that he wants to and any gay female can marry ANY male that she wants to. No other combinations go together. Check the bible. Is a man free to marry a dog, cat or horse? Why not? because those combinations don't go together. Man does not belong with man. It is sinful.
As long as the horse is Jewish.

By the way, Fed, the Bible is not everyone's source of truth or wisdom.

“Happiness comes through giving”

Since: Feb 08

Location hidden

#33 Mar 1, 2012
fedupwiththemess wrote:
Black churches ain't about to sign off on this mess.
Maybe not. But one way or another, they'll soon have to learn to live with it.
A Word from King James

Alpharetta, GA

#34 Mar 1, 2012
fedupwiththemess wrote:
<quoted text>Gays have rights and are equal under the law. Every gay male can marry ANY woman that he wants to and any gay female can marry ANY male that she wants to. No other combinations go together. Check the bible. Is a man free to marry a dog, cat or horse? Why not? because those combinations don't go together. Man does not belong with man. It is sinful.
Are you looking to marry a gay person?
Mitt s Santorum Slippage

Media, PA

#35 Mar 1, 2012
WeTheSheeple wrote:
"........especially in black churches........."
So the anti-gays can specifically target black churches for their support and not be accused of being racists, but if pro-equality groups even hint at the fact that blacks are more anti-gay, then we're branded racists.
Because if you weren't so exclusively focused on race you would also mention that the stronger predictors of homophobia are "religiousity" and education level.

But you do focus on exclusively on the racial aspect. Why wouldn't that be racist?

And you've got a damn screw loose because this point is so damn simple to grasp.
Mitt s Santorum Slippage

Media, PA

#36 Mar 1, 2012
PTBW Forever wrote:
<quoted text>
Democrat politicians don't believe in anything, they will do literally anything for votes....
Except until about the last eight months supporting marriage equality even in educated, blue states was a big, political risk in most zip codes.

You hom skooled, buybull plucking cretin.

Since: Apr 11

Panorama City, CA

#37 Mar 1, 2012
"(CNN)-- Maryland became the eighth U.S. state to allow same-sex marriage Thursday as Gov. Martin O'Malley signed legislation he said secures the "human dignity" of all residents, including gay and lesbian couples."

http://www.cnn.com/2012/03/01/us/maryland-sam...

0h-Really

“YOU can't AFFORD”

Since: Feb 12

Four more years

#38 Mar 1, 2012
Ron431 wrote:
Here is where Obama could stand up and support equality to make a real difference. Support in Maine, Washington, and Maryland is needed.
Obama's only history on this concept includes refusing to enforce fedaral laws (doma), and suing states (Arizona) for attempting to.

Not lookin' good on the DADT president finally standing behind anything he claims he "supports".
(occupy...)

0h-Really

“YOU can't AFFORD”

Since: Feb 12

Four more years

#39 Mar 1, 2012
Rose_NoHo wrote:
"(CNN)-- Maryland became the eighth U.S. state to allow same-sex marriage Thursday as Gov. Martin O'Malley signed legislation he said secures the "human dignity" of all residents, including gay and lesbian couples."
http://www.cnn.com/2012/03/01/us/maryland-sam...
Win the fed, then we'll talk.
...about anarchy...

0h-Really

“YOU can't AFFORD”

Since: Feb 12

Four more years

#40 Mar 1, 2012
A Word from King James wrote:
<quoted text>
Are you looking to marry a gay person?
Is that really what you got out of that post?
No wonder they say "liberalism is a mental disorder",....it's almost as if you've got "logic dyslexia"....
A Word from King James

Alpharetta, GA

#41 Mar 1, 2012
0h-Really wrote:
<quoted text>Is that really what you got out of that post?
No wonder they say "liberalism is a mental disorder",....it's almost as if you've got "logic dyslexia"....
Are you looking to marry a gay person?

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