Interesting MPR story that talks about how the African American community continues to support the marriage amendment on ballots this fall. Last week the pastor of New Salem Missionary Baptist church, Jerry McAfee, brought together Baptist and Pentecostal preachers and even a representative from the Minnesota Catholic Conference to talk about why they all support the ballot measure. The pastor also invited opponents to speak to the group. Both Senator Scott Dibble and Representative Karen Clark were among the attendees.
However, according to MPR, the audience clearly was made up of mostly amendment supporters:
President Barack Obama’s recent endorsement of same-sex marriage was disparaged by several of the speakers. The mostly African-American crowd of about 100 remained quiet as amendment opponents made their cases, but applauded vigorously when the ministers spoke.
I just don’t understand how one minority group thinks that it’s ok to let the majority vote on another minority’s rights. It just doesn’t make any sense to me. If we can’t even get other minority groups to stand with us, what chance do we have?