“You’re talking to somebody who talked about gay Americans in his convention speech in 2004, who talked about them in his announcement speech for the president of the United States, who talks about gay Americans almost constantly in his stump speeches.”
Ohhh. Well, yeah, sure, go ahead and support funds raised from people who blatantly hate queer people then. That whole mentioning-us-in-your-speech thing makes it okay. Here’s your cookie. I hope it’s worth it.
The whole Donnie McClurklin thing (Obama endorsing an ex-gay homophobic gospel singer) not only makes me furious but also really bums me out, particularly since I was coming to terms with Obama (still an ardent Kucinich supporter though) after reading Barb’s post at Lucky White Girl and have always found hope and peace and redemption while listening to McClurklin’s music.
But yeah. Faith gets harder when the Christian community and queer community have to be so at war with each other. Thanks, Obama my dear friend, for feeding into it and throwing us under the bus.