Written by CHUMA
I've just learned that the Barack Obama campaign has invited a gay minister to the lineup of the gospel tour, "Embrace The Courage," in response to criticism from the LGBT community of his association with gay bashing gospel singer, Donnie McClurkin, and I hear that same-gender loving and LGBT groups are outraged. It has been reported that Reverend Andy Sidden, a white South Carolina pastor, who is openly homosexual, has been asked by Obama to participate in the event in South Carolina.
Tsk tsk tsk. This does not look good for Obama, because if he disengages relations with McClurkin, he will run the risk of losing the black vote of those who disdain homosexuality from a conservative and religious perspective. But if he remains, he will lose the support of the homosexual community: black, white and any other race that disapproves of homophobia. What makes this so bad is that Obama has never presented an image of homophobia or being associated with it. As a matter of fact, he's always been a fair supporter of the gay and lesbian community; so this really puts him in a precarious position.
Everyone I've been conversing with about this matter is wondering why would Obama ask a white, openly gay pastor to speak at an event geared towards gaining the vote of black people, when there are other black people who are either homosexual or in support of homosexuality that could have provided representation? I don't think this is going to sit well with the community. Either way, Obama is stuck between a rock and a hard place, and I'm really curious as to what he is going to do to fix this dilemma.