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Full-Page Ad Against “Ex-Gay” Preacher Donnie McClurkin Runs In NYC

The Black Gay Men’s Network today published a full-page ad in the NYC daily newspaper Metro in reaction to attacks on the LGBT community by black clergy and in response to “ex-gay” preacher Donnie McClurkin’s recent outrageous and hateful rantings, which were posted to YouTube. It reads in part: Pastor Donnie McClurkin -We love you brother and in ways the ...

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(Still Gay) “Ex-Gay” Preacher Donnie McClurkin Calls Gays “Vampires”

Donnie McClurkin, the supposedly “ex-gay” preacher that has been spotted having intimate dinners with “flamboyant” young men in quiet Manhattan restaurants, appeared at the Church of God In Christ’s youth conference in Memphis to babble in tongues and call gays “vampires” (among other lovely things). Take it away Rod McCullom: In the first of three disgusting YouTube videos, McClurkin begins ...

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Obama Says Homophobia Isn’t Christian

Speaking before a mostly black audience yesterday, Barack Obama chastised Christians that disrespect gay people.  Via Ben Smith at Politico.com: Obama’s rally in Beaumont today was the highest-energy of this Texas swing, with a crowd that was about three-quarters black cheering at almost every turn. An interesting moment came when he was asked a question about LGBT rights and delivered ...

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HomoQuotable – Andrew Sullivan

Andrew Sullivan, October 30th: “Allowing this guy [Donnie McClurkin] to preach strikes me as a step far too far. [snip] I don’t blame any gay American for jumping the Obama ship over it.” Andrew Sullivan, February 6th: “They [California gays] go for Clinton by 2 to 1 in the exit polls. Will they never learn?” Well, which is it, Andrew? ...

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The Donnie McClurkin Effect?
Hillary Wins CA Gay Vote 2-1

As expected, yesterday’s Super Tuesday primary did little to reveal a clear Democratic frontrunner. Hillary Clinton took eight states including the biggest: California and New York. Barack Obama took 13 states, including Illinois, his home state. CLINTON: AR, AZ, CA, MA, NY, NJ, OK, TNOBAMA: AK, AL, CT, CO, DE, GA, ID, IL, KS, MN, MO, ND, UT Clinton’s big ...

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Obama Guest Posts On Bilerico

“Over the last several weeks, the question of GLBT equality was placed on center stage by the appearance of Donnie McClurkin at one of my campaign events. McClurkin is a talented performer and a beloved figure among many African Americans and Christians around the country. At the same time, he espouses beliefs about homosexuality that I completely reject. The events ...

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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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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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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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