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This is one of the many reasons i am NOT for OBAMA

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Just when you thought reports of Barack Obama and his controversial minister Rev. Jeremiah Wright were over, a new individual appears.

Now news of Obama's relationship with homophobe Rev. James T. Meeks has been revealed, and it's very upsetting.

Rev. Meeks is an Illinois state senator and serves as the pastor of the 22,000 member Salem Baptist Church in Chicago, where Obama frequently campaigned back in 2003 when running for Senate.

Rev. Meeks has been described as someone in which Obama seeks spiritual counsel from, according to an article printer in the Chicago Sun Times. He will even serve as an Obama delegate at the 2008 Democratic convention in Denver.

Rev. Meeks has served on Obama’s exploratory committee for the presidency and was even listed on Obama's campaign website as one his ‘influential black supporters’. The Chicago Sun Times also reported that both Rev. Meeks and Obama share a history of receiving substantial campaign contributions from the indicted real estate "criminal" Tony Rezko.

Aside from numerous other reports linking the two together, the real issue is the character of Rev. Meeks, who is known for his racially charged remarks and homophobic ways.

In a 2006 sermon, Rev. Meeks stated, "We don't have slave masters. We got mayors. But they still the same white people who are presiding over systems where black people are not able, or to be educated. You got some preachers that are house niggers. You got some elected officials that are house niggers. And rather than them trying to break this up, they gonna fight you to protect this white man." He later defended that sermon during an interview with a Chicago CBS 2 reporter.

Not to mention Rev. Meeks homophobic ways are well noted. A 2007 newsletter from the Southern Poverty Law Center named Rev. Meeks one of the "10 leading black religious voices in the anti-gay movement."

The newsletter cites him as a key member of Chicago's ‘Gatekeepers’ network (an interracial group of evangelical ministers who strive to erase the division between church and state) and “a stalwart anti-gay activist… [who]… has used his House of Hope mega-church to launch petition drives for the Illinois Family Institute (IFI), a major state-level ‘family values’ pressure group that lauded him last year for leading African Americans in ‘clearly understanding the threat of gay marriage.'”

You can tell a lot about a person by the company they keep!

Sad. Sad. Sad.

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by on Apr. 1, 2008 at 3:52 PM
Replies (21-30):
macslady07
by on Apr. 1, 2008 at 5:49 PM
Oh that can't be true...we're talking about McCain here...any one he affiliates himself with is PERFECT!!!
Quoting prettypaws:

 Don't forget that Hegee thinks that Hurricane Katrina is the fault of the Homosexuals...
Quoting MrsKarynBey:

wow the way things have been going on and on about Wright etc, i thought i was the only one who felt that way!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
but does anyone care that McCain's "spiritual advisor" wants to start World War 3 in order to "bring about" prophecies?  or calls catholics a cult and says they are evil?  now that is scary.  (and that's not even to start on his homophobia!)  GEEZ!!!

CejoeleeMommy
by on Apr. 1, 2008 at 6:40 PM

Quoting prettypaws:


Quoting macslady07:

Does anyone know a perfect politician?  Dig around long enough and you can find filth on all of them.  No one is going to post anything bad about McCain...he's not black and he's not a woman.  Let's just vote for the White male because we're used to it, but cry when he gets us blown the hell up and sends our sons to war INVOLUNTARILY!!!
tell them girl!!!!!!

 

 
SissiPoo
by on Apr. 1, 2008 at 6:46 PM
I am sorry I am not homophobic but my parents are..I am an atheist, my parents are not... I am not prejudice, my parents are...do I disown them because we have different beliefs?? Isn't that what is supposed to be great about our country is that people are allowed to live with their own beliefs (no matter how ridiculous they are)? I may not agree with all my friends on many things but I like the diversity in my friends, and that I am a better person for overlooking what I dont' agree with them.....


GO OBABMA!!!!!!!!
hodag33
by on Apr. 1, 2008 at 7:02 PM
 Why is it that lately people have been trying to "force" others into their beliefs?? I support Obama and I always have. I like what he stands for. I respect people for their opinion, but honestly are you not sick and tired of trying to force people to change their minds to what you want just because of something you "dug" up?? Most people have made up their minds and have done so by educating themselves. You don't see Obama supporters posting things about why they will not vote for Mcain....... * Please note I use the word you as a general term and direct it at no one in particular*
dmn09
by on Apr. 1, 2008 at 7:10 PM
the only reason we see post after post  and news story bashing this guy is because he is black and people THINK he is muslim. if he were white and his name were joe smith, no one would be talking about this stuff OVER AND OVER
TINAMARIEO
by on Apr. 1, 2008 at 7:17 PM
I understood that sentence...
Quoting MrsKarynBey:

Rev. Meeks has been described as someone in which Obama seeks spiritual counsel from, according to an article printer in the Chicago Sun Times.

this sentence isn't even grammatically correct, is this really from a NATIONAL NEWSPAPER?????  i searched the Sun Times site and saw no evidence of this article.  do you have a link?
TINAMARIEO
by on Apr. 1, 2008 at 7:22 PM

Thank you for posting this article...very interesting!!

MommyTanisha
by on Apr. 1, 2008 at 7:30 PM
I have seen many a post about Obama supports who will not vote for Hilary. Not in this group but all over Cafemom so this is not true at all. Secondly sharing information with people is not forcing your views on them if it was you should have not done it yourself.
To the OP are you aware that most Republicans are against gay marriage?

Quoting hodag33:

 Why is it that lately people have been trying to "force" others into their beliefs?? I support Obama and I always have. I like what he stands for. I respect people for their opinion, but honestly are you not sick and tired of trying to force people to change their minds to what you want just because of something you "dug" up?? Most people have made up their minds and have done so by educating themselves. You don't see Obama supporters posting things about why they will not vote for Mcain....... * Please note I use the word you as a general term and direct it at no one in particular*

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hodag33
by on Apr. 1, 2008 at 10:04 PM
I never said anything about Hilary. I said Mcain, so yes it is true. And as far as what I said about people forcing their opinions on someone, I ment that in general. Every post that I have seen aboabout someone that does not like Obama jumps down poeple who like and defend Obama. Before you comment on what someone wrote read it and get it right. Like I said I was talking about Obama supporters not posting about why they do NOT like Mcain NOT HILARY
Quoting MommyTanis

I have seen many a post about Obama supports who will not vote for Hilary. Not in this group but all over Cafemom so this is not true at all. Secondly sharing information with people is not forcing your views on them if it was you should have not done it yourself.
To the OP are you aware that most Republicans are against gay marriage?

Quoting hodag33:

 Why is it that lately people have been trying to "force" others into their beliefs?? I support Obama and I always have. I like what he stands for. I respect people for their opinion, but honestly are you not sick and tired of trying to force people to change their minds to what you want just because of something you "dug" up?? Most people have made up their minds and have done so by educating themselves. You don't see Obama supporters posting things about why they will not vote for Mcain....... * Please note I use the word you as a general term and direct it at no one in particular*
SissiPoo
by on Apr. 1, 2008 at 10:18 PM
I totally agree with you!!
Quoting hodag33:

I never said anything about Hilary. I said Mcain, so yes it is true. And as far as what I said about people forcing their opinions on someone, I ment that in general. Every post that I have seen aboabout someone that does not like Obama jumps down poeple who like and defend Obama. Before you comment on what someone wrote read it and get it right. Like I said I was talking about Obama supporters not posting about why they do NOT like Mcain NOT HILARY
Quoting MommyTanis

I have seen many a post about Obama supports who will not vote for Hilary. Not in this group but all over Cafemom so this is not true at all. Secondly sharing information with people is not forcing your views on them if it was you should have not done it yourself.
To the OP are you aware that most Republicans are against gay marriage?

Quoting hodag33:

 Why is it that lately people have been trying to "force" others into their beliefs?? I support Obama and I always have. I like what he stands for. I respect people for their opinion, but honestly are you not sick and tired of trying to force people to change their minds to what you want just because of something you "dug" up?? Most people have made up their minds and have done so by educating themselves. You don't see Obama supporters posting things about why they will not vote for Mcain....... * Please note I use the word you as a general term and direct it at no one in particular*
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