We've known for a few years now that social conservatives from the GOP have been courting black religious leaders to the party by attempting to exploit their fear of "the gay agenda."
Leonard Pitts does a great job of calling out the black leaders who allow themselves to even be entertained by these so called Christians by declaring that "Social conservatism has never been a friend to black people. I am not talking about the conservatism of small government, low taxes and strong defense. Rather, I refer to the self-appointed defenders of so-called "traditional values."
Tradtional values in the past have been used to justify slavery, justify segregation, justify the evil in an Equal Rights Amendment, and justify bans on interracial marriage. None of these justifications have been kind to African Americans.
Pitts later says:
"It would be the height of stupidity for blacks to align themselves with those whose philosophical forefathers maintained the machinery of our subjugation. It would be the height of hypocrisy to do so in an effort to deny someone else their civil rights.
But I can see it happening. Homo-hysteria is sweeping this country like the Red Scare did in the '50s. Then as now, opportunistic politicians are not above using unreasoned fear to further their careers.
Still, shame on any black who joins this retrogressive crusade. Social conservatives have been on the wrong side of virtually every previous American freedom movement. They're on the wrong side of this one, too."