Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 1 decade ago

Does the heavy black vote in favor of Prop. 8 say "We've got ours, so screw everyone else"?

It's ironic that we take one step forward in civil rights by electing a black president, and take two steps back by banning gay marriage in the same day. You'd think the black community could sympathize with what gays are going through right now.

Update:

I never said the persecution of gays was comparable to the persecution of blacks. They are persecuted in completely different ways. But they are both persecuted.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Like in many communities, for some whites, blacks, hispanics etc., homosexuality and definition of marriage is a religious issue. I know you think all black people should oppose Prop 8, but definition of marriage is a controversial issue.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    The black population and the latino population have strong homophobic tendencies. That's an education issue. Generally, people are not 'out' in those populations. When people know a gay person personally, then they are less intolerant.

    The black and latino populations are generally more religious too - and they were lied to repeatedly by the Mormons and the Roman Catholics, who claimed (knowing this to be a lie) that churches would lose their tax exempt status if they didn't perform gay marriages. Apparently, the 9th commandment doesn't apply to the Mormon and Roman Catholic churches.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    The late Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall would have probably agreed with you. But the black community is not a herd of sheep marching along behind Thurgood Marshall in every single way. They are not all as liberal as Marshall was.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Most black voters are evangelical Christians and just aren't ready for same-sex marriage. Now a good question is how many black churches have heterosexual choir directors? Not many I'll bet.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Stop insulting black people. They can vote however they want. It's their constitutional right. Stop the hate and intimidation.

  • 1 decade ago

    so it should be Everyone Else vs the Straight Rich White Man, is that what you're saying?

    Black people are people, they're not one-dimensional, one-issue cartoons who think about everything through the prism of slavery.

  • That's because the gays want to take a society moral thing and make it into a political thing. It's not a dem thing , black or white thing, lib or pub thing.....it is and always will be a moral thing. And since the gays got it shoved in the states mouth "again" so the people can respond thing.......well.......the people did respond and for the 2nd time said......no! Do you get that thing????

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    There was no "heavy" black vote in the 3 states that passed it...

    Blacks still only make up 11% of the electorate and so their votes for it (65% according to exit polls on CNN) still are not enough to pass the measure or even make a significant difference when compared to whites...

    In Florida, 65% of Obama voters voted AGAINST it... and that still wasn't enough....

    McCain voters voted 85% in favor of Prop 8 and Amend 2... and how many of them were black do you think???

  • 1 decade ago

    Try equating the discrimination of gays to the racism and slavery African Americans had to face the next time you talk to an African American.

    See what kind of response you get.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Apparently, you seem unaware that blacks overall support the traditional definition of marriage.

    And, no, it isn't comparable to what they went through.

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