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    Re: NAACP Backs Same-Sex Marriage

    Quote Originally Posted by roguenuke View Post
    It doesn't matter who they polled. You are trying to infer something from a specific poll instead of what the trend is. The polls change depending on who does them. But the trend will give you an idea of how people feel about the issue over time.

    The NAACP's support wasn't based on Obama's position. They claimed that position, unofficially, right after Biden made his support of ssm known, and right before Obama did (almost) the same. (I can't seem to find the OpEd I read about this now because of all the other news pertaining to them and Obama and ssm.

    Of course some of the change could also be several very prominent black celebrities also coming out for same sex marriage, including JayZ and Will Smith. As I have said multiple times, if celebrities and others that people of certain groups tend to hold in high regard come out on a certain side of political issues that aren't necessarily the most accepted, it can make people stop and think why they hold the opposite view. Right or wrong, there's a reason celebrities are considered "influential people".
    Just a thought.

    Perhaps the NAACP should concern themselves more with people who have kids actually getting married, then move on to the gay marriage debate.

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    Re: NAACP Backs Same-Sex Marriage

    Quote Originally Posted by washunut View Post
    Just a thought.

    Perhaps the NAACP should concern themselves more with people who have kids actually getting married, then move on to the gay marriage debate.
    Same sex couples have kids.
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    Re: NAACP Backs Same-Sex Marriage

    Quote Originally Posted by washunut View Post
    Just a thought.

    Perhaps the NAACP should concern themselves more with people who have kids actually getting married, then move on to the gay marriage debate.
    Or they can address more than one issue at a time?

    They do the ability to have opinions and offer their support for more than one issue.
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    Re: NAACP Backs Same-Sex Marriage

    It's all politics. The NAACP has lost all credibility. It's nothing but a cheerleading squad for the Democrats.
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    Re: NAACP backs gay marriage

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    Good lord, if gays marry, the infidelity and divorce rate will reach 99 percent.
    Does personal responsibility mean anything to you helpless victims? Or is it just something you throw out there to sound smart? Heterosexuals are responsible for their own marriage failures. No out side source can destroy love between two people. Get a grip....and get off line and go foster your own marriage while your at it.
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    Re: NAACP Backs Same-Sex Marriage

    Quote Originally Posted by roguenuke View Post
    It doesn't matter who they polled. You are trying to infer something from a specific poll instead of what the trend is. The polls change depending on who does them. But the trend will give you an idea of how people feel about the issue over time.
    No, the trend was, at the most, 39% of blacks approving of gay marriage. A trend that was slowly trending up but nowhere near 53%. Go back and look at the graphs you posted from the Huff Post and see what the trend was. It was nowhere near a 14% jump in one month. It was more like a 14% jump over a few years.
    Who they polled is very important. If it was a nationwide poll, focusing on all blacks, then it means something. If was a state poll, of California for instance, or of a specific age group, 18-25 for instance, that makes a big difference. You can mold any poll to make it say what you want by selecting the proper geographical location or age group.
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    Re: NAACP backs gay marriage

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    Yeah, because SSM being legal will make straight people want to get divorced and cheat on their spouse.
    I was hoping he was being sarcastic. But it is sometimes hard to tell.

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    Re: NAACP backs gay marriage

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    Perhaps the NAACP should focus more on the lack of marriage within the black community.
    That doesn't prevent them from taking the prper stand of this issue. Fair is fair, regardless of race or gender.

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    Re: NAACP backs gay marriage

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    That doesn't prevent them from taking the prper stand of this issue. Fair is fair, regardless of race or gender.
    It is the proper stand. The argument is, however, that A) The NAACP isn't representing blacks as a whole because the majority of them do not approve of homosexuality and B) SSM does not apply to the black community as an issue affecting blacks specifically. Therefore, it is my and other's opinions that they made this statement strictly for political reasons. This is why, IMO, the NAACP has made itself irrelevant. Because they do things like this.
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    Re: NAACP backs gay marriage

    Quote Originally Posted by MarineTpartier View Post
    It is the proper stand. The argument is, however, that A) The NAACP isn't representing blacks as a whole because the majority of them do not approve of homosexuality and B) SSM does not apply to the black community as an issue affecting blacks specifically. Therefore, it is my and other's opinions that they made this statement strictly for political reasons. This is why, IMO, the NAACP has made itself irrelevant. Because they do things like this.
    They are largely a political institution. So, saying they ahd political reasons is like saying the night is dark. It's really a nonissue. An organization can lead as well as represent.

    AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.

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