The Right attacks: Why blacks should fear Obama

An interesting piece of mail junk landed in my inbox this morning.

The African-American radical right is gearing up for its fight against Barack Obama. In “Obama: Why Black America Should Have Doubts,” written by church commentator William Owens, Jr. (with a forward written by the arch-conservative, militantly anti-gay Alveda King), the contention is made that Obama will destroy the black American family.

“If Black Americans honestly believe Barack Obama truly has the best interests of their families in mind, then Black Americans had better pay attention to Obama on paper and not merely on skin,” Owens says. “Barack Obama has consistently shown his opposition to several key factors that protect the Black American family.”

The number one threat? I’ll give you one guess. Oh, it shouldn’t take you long to figure it out. For the radical right, it’s always the number one threat.

According to Owens:

By a large margin, Black Americans widely oppose same-sex marriage. 67% of Black Americans favor a constitutional amendment that would define marriage between that of a man and a woman.  A national survey by the Pew Research Center in May shows only 26 percent of Blacks favor gay marriage. According to a report by the National Black Justice Coalition and Freedom to Marry, approximately 75 percent of Black Americans believe homosexual relations are always wrong; and over one-third of Black Americans believe AIDS may be a punishment for homosexual behavior.

Obama’s position on gay marriage does not reflect the will of the Black American family.

Obama has suggested the gay rights issue is similar to the Civil Rights Movement and opposes all state Marriage Amendments calling them “divisive and discriminatory”.    If elected President, Obama intends to fully repeal the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). Obama has further chastised Black clergy, calling leaders “homophobic” for holding to the traditional view of scripture that homosexuality is immoral, complaining  “The African-American Community is more churched as most African-American churches are still fairly traditional in their interpretations of Scripture.  And so from the pulpit or in sermons you still hear homophobic attitudes expressed.”

Hmm. Golly. I guess poverty, education, classism, sexism, racism and all those other American social ills have no bearing on the plight of Black America? Nope. It’s all the queers’ fault. They did it. They’re to blame.

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