Monday, October 29, 2007

Obama Steps in It -- Anti-gay Supporter Speaks Out

Photo from source, CNN

Yeah, this one has been making the blog rounds for several days (notably at AmericaBlog). But even after back-tracking, and hiring a gay minister as "balance," the ex-gay gospel singer that Obama used as a headliner for his event, used his time to fire out some of his ex-gay views. Not a positive step for Obama.


COLUMBIA, South Carolina (CNN) — The controversial Gospel singer at the center of a gay and lesbian backlash against Sen. Barack Obama’s presidential campaign struck back at his critics Sunday night, saying that he has been "vilified" and declaring that "God delivered me from homosexuality."

Rev. Donnie McClurkin, who headlined the final installment of the Obama campaign's "Embrace the Change" Gospel concert series, did not comment on the controversy until the just before the concert's finish, when he told the crowd of about 2,500 African-Americans: "I'm going to say something that's going to get me in trouble."

Read the story (with video) at: CNN


  1. One thing that people don't realize is the effect that something like this has on lgbts of color -

  2. Honestly, I understand that the Rev. Donnie McClurkin is contracted by the OBama campaign that doesn't necessarily mean that he shares the same viewpoints as him. I mean, why does this detract from the Obama campaign? Especially since he asked a homosexual minister to pray before this specific event.C'mon people, lets not lose sight of some things

  3. This is a problem for me because of "the company you keep" thing. George Bush Sr. allowed rabid anti-gay rants at the '92 GOP Convention, which contributed to his loss. His hanging around with Pat Robertson didn't help either.

    Same thing with Obama and the "ex-gay" guy, in my opinion. He's not merely a supporter of Obama, he's a spokesman.


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