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Polls Show Sudden Increase in Black Support for Gay Marriage
Christian Post ^ | 11/10/2012 | Anugrah Kumar , Christian Post Contributor

Posted on 11/10/2012 8:41:12 PM PST by SeekAndFind

Recent polls show increasing support for same-sex marriage among blacks. A national exit poll by Edison Research shows that black voters favored their state legalizing gay marriage, 51 to 41 percent. Pew polls have also showed an increase from 36 percent in 2011 to 44 percent last month supporting gay marriage.

According to the exit poll conducted by Edison Research on behalf of the NEP, 51 percent of black voters said their states should legally recognize same-sex marriage, compared with 47 percent of whites who favored this idea. It's a big shift considering that in 2011, the Pew Research Center found that only 36 percent of blacks favored legalizing gay marriage, compared with 49 percent of whites supporting it.

A Pew survey found last month that long-standing racial differences in attitudes toward gay marriage were narrowing. Consistently over the past decade, blacks have been far less supportive of legalizing gay marriage than whites. But the latest survey found blacks divided more evenly on this issue than in the past, with 44 percent in favor and 39 percent opposed to allowing gay marriage. Among whites, 49 percent favored and 41 percent opposed same-sex marriage.

These survey results come even as Maine, Maryland and Washington State legalized gay marriage through ballot measures on Election Day. Additionally, voters in Minnesota, which prohibits same-sex marriage, rejected a measure to add the prohibition to the state's constitution.

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, the nation's oldest African-American civil rights group, voted in May to support a resolution endorsing same-sex marriage at its board meeting in Miami, Fla. "The mission of the NAACP has always been to ensure political, social and economic equality of all people," Roslyn M. Brock, chairman of the Board of Directors of the NAACP, said in a statement. "We have and will oppose efforts to codify discrimination into law."

Benjamin Todd Jealous, president and CEO of the NAACP, said in a statement, "Civil marriage is a civil right and a matter of civil law. The NAACP's support for marriage equality is deeply rooted in the Fourteenth Amendment of the United States Constitution and equal protection of all people. The well-funded right wing organizations who are attempting to split our communities are no friend to civil rights, and they will not succeed."

Many from the black community remain against same-sex marriage. The Coalition of African-American Pastors has been vocal in their opposition to President Obama's support for gay marriage and a group of well-known African Americans, including Dr. Alveda King, launched the "God Said" campaign this year in support of the biblical definition of marriage, between one man and one woman.

The Rev. William Owens, Jr., head of the "Mandate for Marriage" initiative and son of the Rev. William Owens, Sr., the founder and president of the Coalition of African-American Pastors (CAAP), had recently stressed the importance of the issue in the election.

"It's only going to increase because the very core of America is founded upon Judeo-Christian beliefs. That's debatable to some people but you can't do away with history," Owens, Jr. told The Christian Post earlier. "When you begin to take on those core values you begin to take on what's the core for America. So when more and more begin to realize what is getting ready to happen, it's going to have to become an issue if we want to save our country."

He added that the time had come for a broad-based assault against the powers that want to change America's culture to one of men marrying men and women marrying women.


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1 posted on 11/10/2012 8:41:23 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Isn’t AIDS rising fastest among black men?


2 posted on 11/10/2012 8:43:29 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: SeekAndFind

Polls. Yeah. We trust those.


3 posted on 11/10/2012 8:44:13 PM PST by clintonh8r (Happy to be represented by Lt. Col. Allen West)
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To: SeekAndFind

Not in the south ...


4 posted on 11/10/2012 8:44:55 PM PST by Neu Pragmatist ( Focus 2014 - Hold the House - Retake the Senate !)
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To: SeekAndFind

They are all in for Bathhouse Barry.


5 posted on 11/10/2012 8:46:37 PM PST by Smokeyblue
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To: clintonh8r

RE: Polls. Yeah. We trust those.

I don’t know about you, but the polls we LEAST trusted in 2012 turned out to be more correct than the polls we trusted ( e.g. Rasmussen and Gallup ).


6 posted on 11/10/2012 8:46:41 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

So the only core value black people have is skin color.


7 posted on 11/10/2012 8:46:47 PM PST by depressed in 06 (America conceived in liberty, dies in slavery.)
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To: SeekAndFind

The believe what they are told to believe. If Obama and Romney switched platforms on Oct 15, Obama still would have received 90% of the black vote.


8 posted on 11/10/2012 8:48:48 PM PST by gusty
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To: depressed in 06

Yep.


9 posted on 11/10/2012 8:49:33 PM PST by gusty
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To: SeekAndFind

God warned about this


10 posted on 11/10/2012 8:51:52 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: SeekAndFind

11 posted on 11/10/2012 8:52:25 PM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Smokeyblue

don’t they call this “losing your religion” ?


12 posted on 11/10/2012 8:53:06 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: SeekAndFind

Obama endorsed same-sex marriage. Most blacks have anointed him their leader and will do what he commands.

It’s funny that Romney increased the Republican percentage of the black vote by 3, and all we hear about is that he went down with Hispanics by 4. Liberal racial politics continue to define the mainstream media and the RINO media. They are hearing what they want to hear out of this election. And what they want to hear is what satisfies their liberal white guilt...that the Republicans have somehow done something bad to minorities and must atone for it. The same party leaders who failed us by promoting Romney are now failing us in their post-election analysis.


13 posted on 11/10/2012 8:54:54 PM PST by JediJones (Newt Gingrich warned us that the "King of Bain" was unelectable. Did you listen?)
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To: SeekAndFind
The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, the nation's oldest African-American civil rights group, voted in May to support a resolution endorsing same-sex marriage at its board meeting in Miami, Fla. "The mission of the NAACP has always been to ensure political, social and economic equality of all people," Roslyn M. Brock, chairman of the Board of Directors of the NAACP, said in a statement. "We have and will oppose efforts to codify discrimination into law."

That sounds as good an explanation as any. The tail just wagged the dog.

14 posted on 11/10/2012 8:55:25 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: SeekAndFind
Who cares? I got me an Obama Phone.
15 posted on 11/10/2012 8:56:17 PM PST by Jeff Chandler (www.youtube.com/watch?v=tpAOwJvTOio)
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To: SeekAndFind

Obamugabe worship, I believe, exceed the worship of Jesus Christ—even among so-called church-going blacks.


16 posted on 11/10/2012 8:57:19 PM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: SeekAndFind

The only thing gay marriage is going to lead to is gay divorce. This will, however, employ more lawyers, and make divorce court far more entertaining. So there’s that.


17 posted on 11/10/2012 8:57:42 PM PST by A_perfect_lady
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To: SeekAndFind

Along a line similar to this one....about a month or so ago there was a big bloviating statement by a group of supposedly very straight and influential black ministers. They castigated Obama for his pro-homo activities, etc., and told POTUS not to count on THEIR votes. Then they seemingly dropped off the edge of the Earth. What happened?


18 posted on 11/10/2012 8:57:42 PM PST by Tucker39
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To: JediJones

Wow, it would be terribly politically incorrect to wonder if there really is something in the brain that makes certain families of people vulnerable to that sort of psychology more than other families of people are.

Now slavery is terribly wrong, make no bones about it, but I wonder if the black race got picked on so to be enslaved (the North American market was a small minority of where African slaves, taken by Arab ships, went) because they were more likely than other peoples to cooperate with such maltreatment??? To willingly accept the concept of an earthly master instead of fighting such degradation to the death???


19 posted on 11/10/2012 9:01:35 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: Tucker39

They got an offer they couldn’t refuse???


20 posted on 11/10/2012 9:03:31 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: SeekAndFind
People often come to a decision point on issues like this. They have bought into an idea or person and come to find that it is incompatible with a principle they hold.

They can't keep both.

For the last 30 years here has been the thinnest veneer of morality on the democratic party to allow those who wanted to be deceived to remain loyal.

Joe Biden inadvertently ripped it away and these people had to decide to abandon Christ or abandon Obama.

This election is different from any in my lifetime. Evil has been nakedly put on display and this nation has embraced it. We are at one of those "God gave them over" moments Paul talks about in Romans.

It only gets worse from here.

21 posted on 11/10/2012 9:04:01 PM PST by hopespringseternal
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To: hopespringseternal

Perhaps a kind of sifting process. A few rebelled and went for the GOP. But most went right down the president’s primrose path.

Maybe people really aren’t more evil than they were a few months before, but the president made it seem more okay to carry on evilly. I mean look at the gutter level stuff that went on in the past campaign.


22 posted on 11/10/2012 9:08:35 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: hopespringseternal

It CAN be reversed, but this only happens through voluntary gospel acceptance.


23 posted on 11/10/2012 9:10:41 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: SeekAndFind

When a nation supports a fag like Obama for president, it might as well go gay, that includes all the gay blacks who voted for him.


24 posted on 11/10/2012 9:14:04 PM PST by pallis
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To: JediJones

“that the Republicans have somehow done something bad to minorities and must atone for it”

Ain’t that a kick in the teeth. We get blamed for what all those good New Deal Democrats like Lester Maddox and Bull Connor did.


25 posted on 11/10/2012 9:14:55 PM PST by gusty
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To: depressed in 06; All
So the only core value black people have is skin color.

Well, let's see: The article says blacks favor "same-sex 'marriage'" 51-41%. Pew Forum said this month that white Catholics favor "same-sex 'marriage'" 54-38% -- see: Latinos, Religion and Campaign 2012: Catholics Favor Obama, Evangelicals Divided

So, by comparison, please fill in the blank about white Catholics: "So the only core value white Catholics have is ____________ "

Btw, the same Pew Forum source says Latino Catholics are even worse -- favoring it 54-31%...whereas Latino Evangelicals don't favor it (25-66%)

26 posted on 11/10/2012 9:15:11 PM PST by Colofornian (Some say "we're not voting 4 'pastor-in-chief'" --as if "gods-in-embryo" were divine only on Sundays)
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To: HiTech RedNeck
don’t they call this “losing your religion” ?

Yup. By comparison both white Catholics and Latino Catholics are likewise losing their religion:

Well, let's see: The article says blacks favor "same-sex 'marriage'" 51-41%. Pew Forum said this month that white Catholics favor "same-sex 'marriage'" 54-38% -- see: Latinos, Religion and Campaign 2012: Catholics Favor Obama, Evangelicals Divided

Btw, the same Pew Forum source says Latino Catholics are even worse -- favoring it 54-31%...whereas Latino Evangelicals don't favor it (25-66%)

27 posted on 11/10/2012 9:16:49 PM PST by Colofornian (Some say "we're not voting 4 'pastor-in-chief'" --as if "gods-in-embryo" were divine only on Sundays)
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To: dead

I barfed just now after seeing your post.


28 posted on 11/10/2012 9:17:29 PM PST by TXBlair (What the crap is wrong with you, America???)
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To: JediJones
Obama endorsed same-sex marriage. Most blacks have anointed him their leader and will do what he commands

Well, why won't Catholics do what their leaders issue forth on this matter?

The article says blacks favor "same-sex 'marriage'" 51-41%. Pew Forum said this month that white Catholics favor "same-sex 'marriage'" 54-38% -- see: Latinos, Religion and Campaign 2012: Catholics Favor Obama, Evangelicals Divided

Btw, the same Pew Forum source says Latino Catholics are even worse -- favoring it 54-31%...whereas Latino Evangelicals don't favor it (25-66%)

29 posted on 11/10/2012 9:18:44 PM PST by Colofornian (Some say "we're not voting 4 'pastor-in-chief'" --as if "gods-in-embryo" were divine only on Sundays)
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To: hopespringseternal
People often come to a decision point on issues like this. They have bought into an idea or person and come to find that it is incompatible with a principle they hold. They can't keep both. For the last 30 years here has been the thinnest veneer of morality on the democratic party to allow those who wanted to be deceived to remain loyal

So, if the pcts for this issue are actually worse among both white and Latino Catholics, then doesn't your comment above also apply to them?

Isn't there now also "the thinnest veneer of morality" amongst those in the Catholic church???

Documentation: The article says blacks favor "same-sex 'marriage'" 51-41%. Pew Forum said this month that white Catholics favor "same-sex 'marriage'" 54-38% -- see: Latinos, Religion and Campaign 2012: Catholics Favor Obama, Evangelicals Divided

Btw, the same Pew Forum source says Latino Catholics are even worse -- favoring it 54-31%...whereas Latino Evangelicals don't favor it (25-66%)

30 posted on 11/10/2012 9:21:41 PM PST by Colofornian (Some say "we're not voting 4 'pastor-in-chief'" --as if "gods-in-embryo" were divine only on Sundays)
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To: Colofornian

Latino evangelicals go against the cultural flow.


31 posted on 11/10/2012 9:22:18 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: TXBlair; dead

is this for real? i assumed it was a spoof.


32 posted on 11/10/2012 9:23:16 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: HiTech RedNeck
It CAN be reversed, but this only happens through voluntary gospel acceptance.

Yup. And it looks like a LOT of blacks -- inside and outside of their churches; a LOT of white & Latino Catholics inside their churches...need that Gospel!

33 posted on 11/10/2012 9:23:51 PM PST by Colofornian (Some say "we're not voting 4 'pastor-in-chief'" --as if "gods-in-embryo" were divine only on Sundays)
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To: SeekAndFind

Be warned, free phones can make you gay!


34 posted on 11/10/2012 9:30:22 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

no, no, i won’t say it...


35 posted on 11/10/2012 9:33:25 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: Colofornian
So, if the pcts for this issue are actually worse among both white and Latino Catholics, then doesn't your comment above also apply to them?

Absolutely. For many people, religion isn't something to get too wound up about and let affect you too much. They were opposed to gay marriage when their chosen political persuasion did not contradict that stance. Now, not so much. Which basically just says that their moral and religious leadership comes from the democratic party rather than Christ.

Isn't there now also "the thinnest veneer of morality" amongst those in the Catholic church???

Actually I was referring to the democratic party which has supposedly been opposed to gay marriage until Joe Biden's pronouncement a few months ago.

Catholic church teaching is pretty clear on the subject even if their communication and even enforcement of it is sorely lacking.

36 posted on 11/10/2012 9:36:38 PM PST by hopespringseternal
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To: HiTech RedNeck

I won’t mind if you do!


37 posted on 11/10/2012 9:39:39 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: hopespringseternal

As C. S. Lewis pointed out, it’s easier for nice people to ignore their religion than it is for nasty people to. Nice people need no help being good. Nasty people need constant help.

I’m one of the nasty people.


38 posted on 11/10/2012 9:41:06 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

No, God wouldn’t like it. And that matters to me


39 posted on 11/10/2012 9:41:43 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: hopespringseternal

Church on Sunday is where they go because they feel guilty about the other 6 days. Candidates for martyrdom are scarce.


40 posted on 11/10/2012 9:43:27 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

If you’re a believer, church goes with you.


41 posted on 11/10/2012 9:49:14 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: GeronL
I could care less what minorities think or believe in....with them, as with liberals in general, its the flavor of the day.....

free weed one day, gay marriage another...we'll get around to polygamy and polyandry before long, along with lowering the age of consent to 13....

we'll be seeing 14 yros vote pretty soon....

I wish I lived in earlier times...

42 posted on 11/10/2012 9:54:43 PM PST by cherry
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To: SeekAndFind

that’s because the polls were tailored made to explain the fraud...


43 posted on 11/10/2012 9:55:31 PM PST by cherry
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To: dead

LOL


44 posted on 11/10/2012 10:04:32 PM PST by txnativegop (Fed up with zealots)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Not Arab ships - Europeans did slave ships, Arabs trans-Saharan caravans. And not a small minority - a substantial minority. Arab slave ships operated in the Mediterranean, even up to Ireland, enslaving Europeans

Europeans have lived in serfdom, and Muslims captured Europeans for slaves - the word “slave” from Slav. The Norsemen sold other Europeans to the Muslims and had their own slaves.

Then there is Communism and Nazism...

And us, Americans, electing ever more powerful governments...

Most peoples seem to adapt to slavery.


45 posted on 11/10/2012 10:09:39 PM PST by heartwood
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To: SeekAndFind
I don’t know about you, but the polls we LEAST trusted in 2012 turned out to be more correct than the polls we trusted ( e.g. Rasmussen and Gallup ).

Because the election, just like the last one, was rigged.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQxsx3IGS1E&feature=youtu.be

46 posted on 11/10/2012 10:34:43 PM PST by Bellflower (The LORD is Holy, separated from all sin, perfect, righteous, high and lifted up.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Obama was for it so it must be OK now.


47 posted on 11/10/2012 11:09:30 PM PST by ari-freedom
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To: Tucker39

“Along a line similar to this one....about a month or so ago there was a big bloviating statement by a group of supposedly very straight and influential black ministers. They castigated Obama for his pro-homo activities, etc., and told POTUS not to count on THEIR votes. Then they seemingly dropped off the edge of the Earth. What happened?”

Remember the PUMA’s? They were never really there in the first place.


48 posted on 11/10/2012 11:11:58 PM PST by ari-freedom
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To: dead

Wow, that’s disturbing.


49 posted on 11/10/2012 11:14:21 PM PST by knak (The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing)
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To: SeekAndFind

If there was Video of Obama drowning Kittens, Drowning Kittens would have a 90% approval rating in the Black Community.


50 posted on 11/10/2012 11:14:21 PM PST by Kickass Conservative (Win or lose, Impeach Obama Ben Ghazi...)
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