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    Re: NAACP backs gay marriage

    Quote Originally Posted by Flippinfunky View Post
    This has nothing to do with it. Black people are allowed to get married, Gays are not....but going with your way of thinking...maybe Heterosexuals should focus more on why so many get divorced, eh?
    Good lord, if gays marry, the infidelity and divorce rate will reach 99 percent.

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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.
    While this is an exaggeration, I have long believed that the change to no fault divorce decades ago is the only reason we're talking about SSM now. Once traditional marriage became a joke in the law through no fault divorce, what difference does it make if same sex couples marry?
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    Re: NAACP backs gay marriage

    It is difficult to determine (for me) the Black sentiment on SSM. Blacks are a vividly divided group, with some of the lowest and some of the highest orders of intelligence. I suspect that the dumb Blacks, complete with saggy pants and ebonics, are against SSM because those who have been persecuted tend to be persecutors themselves.

    OTOH, the Blacks I know personally and those whose histories I follow, are very cognizant of the justness of SSM and they strongly support it. I'll guess that the NAACP is comprised of the more educated, the Obamas, the Cains, the Chenaults, the Winfreys and are logically supporters of true equality.

    So, possibly a majority of "generic Blacks" are against SSM. That may explain the polls and the reason that NAACP expresses otherwise.

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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.
    Yeah, because SSM being legal will make straight people want to get divorced and cheat on their spouse.

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    The NAACP certainly doesn't represent my beliefs or the beliefs of most black people. I view them as a partisan group who assumes they speak for us, even though they don't.

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    Re: NAACP backs gay marriage

    Quote Originally Posted by Objective-J View Post
    translation: there is still egg on your face, you still lied and you still have no proof of your fqalse claim. GOT IT!

    I am GLAD you quoted me because its evidence that supports me and exposes you LMAO

    if you are not a liar and you were not just hugely exposed PLEASE PLEASE do the following:

    point out where I said that simply being a SSM "opponent" makes you a bigot
    post your proof that the majority of black americans actively participate in trying to stop equal rights


    until you do this you are exposed and its obvious to ever one honest and objective. I cant wait for this spin!!! this is funny as hell, its like shooting fish in a barrel!!! LMAO
    nothin huh? thats exactly what I thought
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    Re: NAACP backs gay marriage

    Good political move on the NCAAP's part to back up their guy given recent events.
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    Re: NAACP backs gay marriage

    Quote Originally Posted by jambalaya View Post
    Good political move on the NCAAP's part to back up their guy given recent events.
    Agreed. Because that's exactly what it was, a political move.
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    Re: NAACP Backs Same-Sex Marriage

    Quote Originally Posted by roguenuke View Post
    Those attitudes didn't change overnight. They changed in the last couple of years. There is a clear trend in all races here in the US that they are becoming much more accepting of same sex marriage legalization.

    Gay Marriage Polls: The Trend Is Clear

    While there is little doubt that Obama likely helped to push that trend a little bit faster for blacks, that doesn't mean that it wasn't heading that way in the first place. It's a generational thing. Our generation and younger are each more accepting than the generations before us, whatever race we are.

    And it comes back to influence as well. When a person someone else admires stands up for something that other person is against, the admirer starts to question why they admire the first person to begin with and why they were against the thing that the first person is for. If the admiration is more important than the issue, it is likely that the admirer could change their stance.
    The percentage of blacks that approved of gay marriage went from 39% to 53% in a night? LOL. Like I said in another post, I would like to see who they polled to get 53%. President Obama, despite popular belief amongst his undying supporters, doesn't have that much clout.
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    Re: NAACP Backs Same-Sex Marriage

    Quote Originally Posted by MarineTpartier View Post
    The percentage of blacks that approved of gay marriage went from 39% to 53% in a night? LOL. Like I said in another post, I would like to see who they polled to get 53%. President Obama, despite popular belief amongst his undying supporters, doesn't have that much clout.
    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".
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