Tag Archives: Barack Obama

HomoQuotable – Andrew Sullivan

“McClurkin describes sexual orientation as something that God wants to save me and other gay people from. If one were being generous, one would say this isn’t meant as an attack; but it is certainly experienced as an attack. McClurkin, in short, should never have been allowed to speak at this event, because his words are inherently divisive, his record ...

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Obama Spins McClurkin

Notice at the 0:55 mark how Obama refers to the McClurkin controversy as happening “a while back.” Uh, yeah. Waaaay back on Sunday. Spin, spin, spin. Also from the same forum, but not in the clip: Appearing at the Cedar Rapids Public Library, Abbi Swanson whose son is gay, asked what he would do to give him the same rights ...

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HomoQuotable – Donnie McClurkin

“I’m going to say something that’s going to get me in trouble. They accuse me of being anti-gay and a bigot. We don’t believe in discrimination. We don’t believe in hatred, and if you do you are in the wrong place at the wrong time. That’s the whole premise of God. That’s the whole premise of Christ is love, love, ...

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Putting The “X” Back In “Ex-Gay”

This didn’t take long. Clay Cane has posted an interview with an unnamed man claiming to have been “ex-gay” Rev. Donnie McClurkin’s lover from 2001-2004, the height of the period during which McClurkin was making his anti-gay rants. McClurkin is still slated to appear at Sen. Barack Obama’s fundraisers in South Carolina, despite a general outcry from gay activists. According ...

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Speaking Of Fire-Fighting…

The Huffington Post is reporting that Barack Obama has just told a group of gay activists in New Hampshire that he will now have a gay minister open his fundraisers in South Carolina. Sort of to, you know, balance the rest of the bill – gay-haters like Donnie McClurkin and gospel singers Mary, Mary. And Jesse Jackson should open the ...

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HomoQuotable – Wayne Besen

“We strongly urge Obama to part ways with this divisive preacher who is clearly singing a different tune than the stated message of the campaign. We can only hope that Obama is unaware of McClurkin’s anti-gay history and will swiftly condemn such intolerance. Real leadership includes standing up to those who drive wedges between the American people. McClurkin’s explanations for ...

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Obama To Tour With Anti-Gay Preacher

In an effort to gain traction with black conservatives, Barack Obama will tour South Carolina with Pastor Donnie McClurkin, an “ex-gay” preacher and gospel singer. McClurkin, who says he was molested as a child, frequently rails against “the curse of homosexuality.” A choice quote: “There are countless numbers of people who are not happy in this lifestyle and want to ...

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As Done A Deal As
A Deal Done In Donetown

According to poll results released today, Hillary Clinton is now 33 points ahead of Barack Obama. WASHINGTON — Hillary Rodham Clinton has jumped to an astounding 33-point lead over Barack Obama, topping her main rival among every major slice of the electorate and widening a dominating advantage she has held all summer. Clinton got support from a full majority for ...

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Obama To Bush: Sign Hate Crimes Act

Barack Obama has issued a statement urging Dubya to sign the Matthew Shepard Act. “This vote was about who we are as Americans and whether this nation is going to live up to its founding promise of equality. Those who commit hate crimes should be punished no matter whether those crimes are committed on account of race, gender, religion, disability, ...

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Obama Launches LGBT Site

“While we have come a long way since the Stonewall riots in 1969, we still have a lot of work to do. Too often, the issue of LGBT rights is exploited by those seeking to divide us. But at its core, this issue is about who we are as Americans. It’s about whether this nation is going to live up ...

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Newt: It’ll be Clinton-Obama

Newt Gingrich is predicting a Clinton-Obama ticket for the Dems, saying, “I think that either Mayor Giuliani or Governor Romney or Senator Thompson would be a very formidable opponent for what I expect will be a Clinton-Obama ticket, and I think that there’s a possibility that will work.” Right now, I’d prefer Gore-Clinton. Or Clinton-Edwards. Or Clinton-Bloomberg. And after Obama’s ...

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Clinton V. Obama

The pressure of being second place must be getting to Barack Obama. Yesterday he broke the long-standing “no attack langauge” truce between himself and Hillary, saying, “The reason that this president has failed to lead this country is because he hasn’t been able to unite our country. He’s polarized us when he should have pulled us together. That’s why the ...

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Logo To Host Presidential Debate

LOGO and the Human Rights Campaign will be hosting a debate for presidential candidates on August 9th at 6pm. So far, only Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama have confirmed their appearance on the one-hour commercial-free show, which will film live on LOGO before a studio audience with live streaming on LOGOonline.com. Out rocker Melissa Etheridge and HRC head Joe Solomonese ...

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“I Got A Crush On Obama”

YouTube isn’t allowing me to embed the video, for some reason, but you MUST go and watch I Got A Crush On Obama by Obama Girl. It’s actually a pretty sweet tune and I could totally see it being this summer’s slow jam. The girl in the video is not the singer, by the way. Lyric sample: “You’ll get your ...

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MySpace Politics

I have lost one of my “top eight” MySpace friends, for the moment. Barack Obama’s campaign has wrestled control of the MySpace page being operated by one of his supporters after they decided that with more than four times more “friends” than the other candidates, it would be best if the page were run by his actual campaign staff. A ...

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ObamaNation.com

Christian rightwingers have set up ObamaNation.com to attack Sen. Barack Obama’s views on gay rights and abortion. The director of the group, Pastor Clenard H. Childress, Jr, says, “60 percent of all new AIDS cases in America will be the result of the violation of Leviticus 18:22 and Romans 1:27 (men having sex with men). If he were to become ...

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