In a swooning post, Sullivan featured the presidential candidate’s so-called commitment to fighting homophobia in black churches – and beyond!
From Sunday’s Meet The Press:
I’ve talked to African-American ministers. There’s a problem of homophobia in the African-American community. I will go into churches, I will go into meetings with ministers and say, “I disagree with you on these issues. This is not how I interpret my faith.”
I would, as president, make absolutely certain that all federal laws pertaining to married couples [pertain to] same-sex couples who have civil unions as well.
As Sullivan celebrates Obama’s queer commitment, the Riskers remind him of the gay gospel gaffe, a political SNAFU Sullivan seems poised to forget.
Considering Sullivan’s convenient campaign amnesia, the Riskers draw the most obviously generous conclusion: Sullivan’s just as bad as Obama’s anti-gay preacher men. And, what’s worse, has the power to tip Obama over the edge.
Obama believes homosexuality as a choice is a legitimate option, he believes that queers as an abomination is a legitimate option and it’s clear that Obama will say and do whatever it takes to cleave off a percentage of votes from the naive and inattentive among Evangelicals, queers and any other potential voter base. And with influencers like Andrew Sullivan and Rev. Donnie McClurkin beside and behind him, Obama may just succeed in this strategy.
Okay, we understand what the Riskers are saying here, but we seriously, truly don’t believe Andrew Sullivan can sway a national election. Yes, he’s well-known, read and respected, but how many people are out there saying, “Who am I voting for? I don’t know, whatever Andrew Sullivan says”? Probably not many. And, if there are enough Sullivan zombies, God help us all.