If you thought the black churches, with their congregations were going to run away from Obama following his “evolution” on gay marriage, think again. They have listened to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and fallen into line.
“as civil rights leaders we cannot fight to gain rights for some and not for all.” Reverend Al Sharpton, president of National Action Network; Julian Bond, chairman emeritus of NAACP; Melanie Campbell, president and CEO of the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation; and the Reverend Dr. Joseph Lowery, president emeritus of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference
That’s almost a verbatim quote of the slain civil rights leader’s clarion call of half a century earlier: “I don’t believe you can stand for freedom for one group of people and deny it to others …”
Also check out this touching “mind evolution” by an erstwhile [black] opponent of homosexuality that would rate respectably next to Saul’s conversion on the Road to Damascus.
I am afraid if Mitt Romney expected to see the flood gates open and black voters rush to his camp on account of Barack Obama’s support of gay marriage, he is going to be badly disappointed.
The black vote’s not for turning.