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    I meant to say that I suspect many people who use the Bible to oppose homosexuality would oppose it even if the Bible did not exist. Why some black Christians should be singled out...and the rest is there.

    Still, I want to add that race should not be the issue here. Their belief in a certain religious viewpoint is the issue. It is like you are saying black people owe it to LGBT to support them because of slavery. Everyone should support equality for LGBT because it is right.

    Should black people have more empathy for gay people because of what they went through with discrimination? Maybe. Some like Al Sharpton have expressed that as a factor in his views. But people who perhaps mistakenly see homosexuality as a choice (as many religious people against homosexuality do) do not see their views as comparable to racial discrimination because they see race as something that is not a choice, so that argument is not going to score points.

    Black America is not against equality for LGBT people anymore than white America is. People of any race who subscribe to a narrow, conservative Christian doctrine are another story. Why not castigate Christian America (although that would not be accurate either)? The Bible has also been used throughout history to discriminate against many different Christian sects.

    Finally, not everyone has more empathy for something because they experienced what someone else thinks is similar. A lot of rich people who started out poor have less sympathy for the poor because they think if they made it, anyone can.

    What I would like to know is how some LGBT people can support politicians who think they should not have equal rights. (Yes, I mean you, Log Cabin Republican whack jobs.)

    We Won't Let Republicans Replace Medicare with GOP Vouchercare!

    by CatM on Tue Apr 30, 2013 at 10:03:53 AM PDT

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    •  the log cabin republicans (0+ / 0-)

      and goproud and the holocaust-denying jews and the bible-thumping anti-gay blacks using the same tactics used to oppress them are very similar.

      but this diary is specifically about blacks who invoke christianity and bible verses the way their ancestors' masters did to justify slavery...

      Deficits don't matter, jobs do.

      by aguadito on Tue Apr 30, 2013 at 10:56:15 AM PDT

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