It's been suggested that Prop 8 (the bill to ban SSM) wouldn't have passed if it weren't for the black evangelical vote....
Originally Posted by roguenuke
"....According to exit polls, 70 percent of African-Americans said they voted yes on Proposition 8
, which passed with 52 percent of the vote.
The new poll's sample size of black voters was too small to draw many conclusions, but this much seems clear: Proposition 8 received a total of 6.8 million votes, according to the California secretary of state's final tally, and, at most, about [B]900,000 of those votes came from African-Americans. If black voters had voted the same way as whites—50 percent for same-sex marriage and 50 percent opposed—the net gain for same-sex marriage supporters would have been slightly more than 500,000 votes. Prop 8 passed by a margin of just under 600,000 votes
The article said 70% of blacks voted for Prop 8....that's would be about 600,000. Prop 8 passed by a margin just under 600,000.
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner? It's was the black parents that were against inter-racial marriage...
Anyway, the point is, blacks are lot more conservative in their beliefs than a lot of people give them credit for. So maybe we're on the same page here....somehow.