Black People Politics : Obama, Gay Rights, Civil Rights, and Other Policies

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  1. UBNaturally

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    Obama Backs Gay Marriage
    Shift Could Energize Conservative Opponents; Timing Seen as Politically
    By Carol E. Lee
    Updated May 10, 2012 8:05 a.m. ET


    President Obama said that he supports gay marriage, reversing his position on a controversial social issue just six months before the November election. Laura Meckler has details on The News Hub. (Photo: ABC News)

    President Barack Obama said Wednesday he supported gay marriage, reversing his position on a controversial social issue just six months before the November election and adopting a stance fraught with uncertain political implications.

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    Mike Huckabee Says Obama May Be Lying About His Support For Gay Marriage




    http://thinkprogress.org/lgbt/2014/...-be-lying-about-his-support-for-gay-marriage/

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/12/mike-huckabee-obama_n_5139599.html








    Mom of Murdered Obama Gay Lover Speaks Up
    Posted on 26 May, 2013 by Dylan
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    by Dr. Eowyn

    In late May, Wash. DC-based investigative journalist Wayne Madsen had a bombshell revelation about Obama’s membership in a Chicago gay club, Man’s Country. Madsen also reported on Obama’s sexual relationships with other men, including named D.C. politicians and Donald Young, the openly-gay choir-director of the church in Chicago of which Obama was a member for some 20 years — Jeremiah Wright’s Trinity United Church of Christ black liberation theology. Obama’s relationship with Young was confirmed by Larry Sinclair, who claims to have had two sex-cocaine trysts with Obama.

    There were two other openly gay men in Wright’s church: Larry Bland and Nate Spencer. In late 2007, as Obama began his ascent to be the Democratic Party’s presidential nominee, in a span of 1½ months, all three men “conveniently” died:

    Bland was murdered execution-style on November 17, 2007;
    Young was murdered execution-style on December 24, 2007;
    Spencer reportedly died of septicemia, pneumonia, and HIV on December 26, 2007.

    Now, Young’s elderly mother is speaking out about her suspicions that her son was murdered to protect Obama’s reputation and assure his political future as President.


    An exclusive Wayne Madsen Report – July 19, 2010

    The story about President Barack Obama’s bi-sexual past will not go away. Now, in an exclusive interview with The Globe, Norma Jean Young, the 76-year old mother of the late Trinity United Church of Christ choir director Donald Young, has spoken out and declared that persons trying to protect Obama murdered her son at the height of the 2007 Democratic presidential primary to protect Obama from embarrassing revelations about his homosexual relationship with her son.

    Donald Young’s bullet-ridden body was found in his Chicago apartment on December 23, 2007, in what appeared to be an assassination-style slaying.

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    Norma Jean Young revealed to The Globe that her son Donald, who was openly gay, was a “close friend” of Obama. Mrs. Young also believes the Chicago Police Department has not placed a high priority on finding the killers of her son. Mrs. Young, who is, herself a former employee of the Chicago Police Department, told The Globe that, “There is more to the story,” adding, “I do believe they are shielding somebody or protecting someone.”

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    Obama Extends Marriage Benefits to Gay Couples
    By MICHAEL D. SHEAR JUNE 20, 2014

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    A couple after their marriage this month in Chicago. The changes on Friday make good on a promise the president made last year. Credit Jim Young/Reuters

    WASHINGTON — The federal government on Friday announced regulatory changes to extend a wide range of marriage benefits to same-sex couples, making good on a promise by President Obama after the Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act last year.

    The Department of Labor said it would clarify that federal employees will be able to take leave from their jobs to care for a same-sex spouse, something that has long been limited to heterosexual married couples. The Social Security Administration and the Veterans Affairs Department said they would also expand benefits for same-sex couples, subject to some legal restrictions.

    After decades of blocking gay married couples from receiving the same benefits as their heterosexual counterparts, most federal agencies are now treating married couples alike, regardless of gender.

    Continue reading the main story


    US and rainbow flags fly together as Obama takes gay rights global, despite uncertain welcome
    • Article by: VANESSA GERA , Associated Press
    • Updated: June 28, 2014 - 6:46 PM

    WARSAW, Poland — President Barack Obama has taken the U.S. gay rights revolution global, using American embassies across the world to promote a cause that still divides his own country.

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    Obama gives protection to gay, transgender workers
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    July 21, 2014: President Obama signs executive orders to protect LGBT employees from federal workplace discrimination in the East Room of the White House.AP

    President Barack Obama on Monday gave employment protection to gay and transgender workers in the federal government and its contracting agencies, after being convinced by advocates of what he called the "irrefutable rightness of your cause."

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nvmTDtT5JGM

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    Now, I could easily say that none of these sources have credibility, but with my open side of the mind still looking towards what I picked up in 2008 when I noticed some shady instances with Barry, his books, and other things that I just shrugged off as typical politician blah blah blah.

    Regardless, it would be pointless for this information to be floating around and not be filtered through on the basis of an exercise to see how good our perception and conscious awareness is by way of careful analysis and weighted reasonings.


    There was a documentary out years ago entitled "Conspiracy of Silence" which dealt with politicians and their desire for young boys. Will not post that here, but it can be found with little effort and see how many of the on-goings of people placed into positions can be erased or covered without much restriction.

    Mind you, this is not being posted to show agreement or dis-agreement with policy issues or decisions, but rather to show how an agenda or platform may come and be established, whether it be conspiracy or genuine concern for others.

    Whether Obama had a fling with a few men in his past is neither here nor there in weight of how an organization like Fox News hasn't even touched this story considering how much they "presumably" do not care for Obama. The smoke and mirrors are all around us now fam, keep your eyes open as not all is what it seems.

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    Stay woke

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  2. I'm Becoming Me

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    I believe he is bisexual just like many other closeted bisexuals, many. So, there is no shock there at all.

    He should support it. Everyone deserves equal rights.

    As far as the murder..well,...interesting.
     
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    Obama's church choir director shot to death
    This past Sunday morning, the church's choir director was found dead, shot to death in his South Side apartment, Associated Press is reporting.

    http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2007/12/obamas-church-c.html


    Interesting comment made by a poster soon after the news was released:

    Curiosityhasme said...

    Explain please how this long-standing choir director's murder was discovered EARLY Sunday morning and was not reported by MSM until Tuesday? What sort of coverup exists between Chicago PD, Obama camp, and MSM to bury this story to advance Obama in upcoming causus? And the public is not to think that MSM does not have a hidden agenda? This is a VERY SERIOUS matter and this "Christian Church" needs to be investigated and FULLY exposed!​





    Choir conductor found murdered
    December 24, 2007 9:09:28 PM PST
    By Michelle Gallardo

    CHICAGO --
    A man who worked as a choir conductor and school teacher was found Sunday shot to death. The victim is 47-year-old Donald Young.
    Young's death has been ruled a homicide. His body was discovered Sunday morning inside his South Side home at 2320 E. 69th St.


    Months later Rev. Wright leaves Trinity

    Barack Obama spiritual mentor, Rev. Jeremiah Wright Jr., preaches last sermon at Trinity United Church of Christ
    By Margaret Ramirez, Tribune reporter | February 11, 2008

    In a stirring sermon that weaved the hopefulness of past African generations with dreams for the future, Rev. Jeremiah Wright Jr. preached his final sermon Sunday at Trinity United Church of Christ, leaving a 36-year legacy as pastor and activist in the black community. Despite the howl of a bitter wind, hundreds packed into Trinity, 400 West 95th Street, to hear Wright, 66, a fiery speaker, preach at the church one last time. Wright had served as spiritual mentor to Sen. Barack Obama.


    Other links...

    http://zachjonesishome.wordpress.co...-young-death-before-young-is-pronounced-dead/

    Strange that the link to his article is all in another coded language now, or might just be my PC.

    Here is the article on another site though:
    http://obambi.wordpress.com/2008/07/18/dead/





    Old news, and with two years left on his billing this can be yawned at now.

    Might open the door for the first "openly gay" president though, considering the trends of basketball, football, etc.
     
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    This crap is only worthy of the National Inquirer

    smdh





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    The picture of the mom is from one of those rags...

    That brutha will get no rest, even when he's dead and gone...SMDH

    Peace!
     
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    This all is just a bunch of mess either way...
     
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    What the freak is this garbage???

    A choir director dies.... and it ties into Obama, how? Because he was a member of the same church at the time? GTHOH!

    Oh, and that "curious" response by the Rev. Jeremiah Wright. What was it? You talk some :bs: about "curious" yet don't print the "response" for us to judge for ourselves!

    And this.... RACIST chyt!?

    Trinity belongs to the United Church of Christ, a 90% WHITE denomination. When the slander began of Rev. Wright, the church hierarchy, Chicago catholic priests and members of every denomination's clergy practically in the city came out in his DEFENSE! Said the b.s. reports of him being a racist were just that - :bs: And now you come up in here with some running scared RACIST'S innuendo - not even the decency to have an ARTICLE which quotes his words - trying to continue the SMEAR of this good man so revered in Chicago that the street the church sits on bears his name as an honorary legend? Investigate the church? For what?! Man, please! :rolleyes:
     
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    This thread is just getting silly.:popcorn:

    Peace!
     
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    This the man you slander!

    Jeremiah Wright
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    White House Prayer Breakfast, 1998
    BornJeremiah Alvesta Wright, Jr.
    (1941-09-22) September 22, 1941 (age 72)
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    Jeremiah Alvesta Wright, Jr., (born September 22, 1941) is Pastor Emeritus of Trinity United Church of Christ (TUCC), in Chicago with a congregation exceeding 6,000.[1] In early 2008, Wright retired after 36 years as the Senior Pastor and no longer has daily responsibilities at the church.[2][3] Following retirement, Wright's beliefs and preaching were scrutinized when segments of his sermons were publicized in connection with the presidential campaign of Barack Obama.[4] Obama addressed the issues raised by the Wright controversy in his speech entitled "A More Perfect Union."[5] On April 27, 2008, Wright defended his record in a speech before the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), saying he was not "divisive" but "descriptive" and that the black church experience, like black culture, was "different" but not "deficient".[6]


    Wright was born and raised in a racially mixed section of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania called Germantown.[7] His parents are The Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Sr. (1909–2001), a Baptist minister who pastored Grace Baptist Church in Germantown, Philadelphia, from 1938 to 1980,[8] and Dr. Mary Elizabeth Henderson Wright, a school teacher who was the first black person to teach an academic subject at Roosevelt Junior High. She went on to be the first black person to teach at Germantown High and Girls High, where she became the school's first black vice principal.

    Wright graduated from Central High School of Philadelphia in 1959, among the best schools in the area at the time.[7] At the time, the school was around 90 percent white.[9] The 211th class yearbook described Wright as a respected member of the class. "Always ready with a kind word, Jerry is one of the most congenial members of the 211," the yearbook said. "His record in Central is a model for lower class [younger] members to emulate."[7]
    Education and military service[edit]
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    Jeremiah Wright (second from right, behind I.V. pole), in 1966, as a U.S. Navy Hospital Corpsman. He is tending to President Lyndon Johnson, standing behind him is Bill Moyers.[10] (A letter of thanks on behalf of the President is superimposed on photo).

    From 1959 to 1961, Wright attended Virginia Union University,[2] in Richmond. In 1961 Wright left college and joined the United States Marine Corps and became part of the 2nd Marine Division attaining the rank of private first class. In 1963, after two years of service, Wright joined the United States Navy and entered the Corpsman School at the Great Lakes Naval Training Center.[11][12] Wright was then trained as a cardiopulmonary technician at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. Wright was assigned as part of the medical team charged with care of President Lyndon B. Johnson (see photo of Wright caring for Johnson after his 1966 surgery). Before leaving the position in 1967, the White House Physician, Vice Admiral Burkley, personally wrote Wright a letter of thanks on behalf of the United States President.[13][14][15]

    In 1967 Wright enrolled at Howard University in Washington, D.C., where he earned a bachelor's degree in 1968 and a master's degree in English in 1969. He also earned a master's degree from the University of Chicago Divinity School.[11] Wright holds a Doctor of Ministry degree (1990) from the United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio, where he studied under Samuel DeWitt Proctor, a mentor to Martin Luther King, Jr.[16]
    His wife is Ramah Reed Wright, and he has four daughters, Janet Marie Moore, Jeri Lynne Wright, Nikol D. Reed and Jamila Nandi Wright, and one son, Nathan D. Reed.[11]
    Career as minister[edit]
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    Jeremiah Wright (center left), in 1998, greeting President Bill Clinton during a prayer breakfast at the White House.

    Wright became pastor of the Trinity United Church of Christ, Chicago on March 1, 1972; it had some 250 members on its rolls, but only about 90 or so were actually attending worship by that time.[17] By March 2008 Trinity United Church of Christ had become the largest church in the mostly white[18] United Church of Christ denomination. The President and General Minister of the United Church of Christ, John H. Thomas, has stated: "It is critical that all of us express our gratitude and support to this remarkable congregation, to Jeremiah A. Wright for his leadership over 36 years."[19] Thomas, who is a member of the Pilgrim Congregational United Church of Christ in Cleveland, has also preached[20] and worshipped at Trinity United Church of Christ (most recently on March 2, 2008).[19]

    Trinity and Wright were profiled by correspondent Roger Wilkins in Sherry Jones's documentary "Keeping the Faith" broadcast as the June 16, 1987 episode of the PBS series Frontline with Judy Woodruff.[21] In 1995, Wright was asked to deliver a prayer during an afternoon session of speeches at the Million Man March in Washington, D.C.[22]

    Wright, who began the "Ministers in Training" (MIT) program at Trinity United Church of Christ, has been a national leader in promoting theological education and the preparation of seminarians for the African-American church.[23] The church's mission statement is based upon systematized Black liberation theology that started with the works of James Hal Cone.[24][25]
    Wright has been a professor at Chicago Theological Seminary, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary and other educational institutions. Wright has served on the Board of Trustees of Virginia Union University, Chicago Theological Seminary and City Colleges of Chicago. He has also served on the Board Directors of Evangelical Health Systems, the Black Theology Project, the Center for New Horizons and the Malcolm X School of Nursing, and on boards and committees of other religious and civic organizations.[11]
    Wright attended a lecture by Dr Frederick G. Sampson in Richmond, Virginia, in the late 1980s, on the GF Watts painting Hope, which inspired him to give a sermon in 1990 based on the subject of the painting - "with her clothes in rags, her body scarred and bruised and bleeding, her harp all but destroyed and with only one string left, she had the audacity to make music and praise God.... To take the one string you have left and to have the audacity to hope... that's the real word God will have us hear from this passage and from Watt's painting."[26] Having attended Wright's sermon, Barack Obama later adapted Wright's phrase "audacity to hope" to "audacity of hope" which became the title for his 2004 Democratic National Convention keynote address, and the title of his second book.

    And this is only a "snippit" of this great brutha's accomplishments and accolades. Be careful and CHECK before you reprint RACIST's lies.
     
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    What's silly about it? :10500:
     
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