Kansas City Congressman Cleaver Caught Between Black Clergy Same-Sex Marriage Opposition And Support For Prez Obama
Recently, The Washington Post filed a MUST READ report on recent divisions between African-American Clergy and President Obama that became apparent at a Congressional Black Caucus Prayer Breakfast.
Kansas City's Congressman Cleaver is now caught in the middle of a debate between faith and politics.
The money line:
But unlike four years ago, Cleaver acknowledges, the CBC members will have the challenge of encouraging many pastors to support a president who holds views contrary to their own on the issue of same-sex marriage.
The contradiction is a topic that Kansas City mainstream media is too timid to touch and has basically been closeted among this town's African-American elite.
Still, it seems that Congressman Cleaver might be equivocating on this topic and touting the difference between President Obama's policy vs. his statements in an interesting rhetorical ploy that avoids the heart of the debate. In an election that could be defined by low voter turnout this sensitive subject matter threatens to keep vital African-American voters at home or at least make this ballot a choice between the "lesser of two evils" for yet another American demographic.
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