Star Parker’s latest Worldnetdaily column declares that “the battle’s not over” on same-sex marriage. She admits that public opinion has shifted dramatically, but her argument isn’t that it’s going to shift back but that not enough black people have been convinced to support equality yet.
Public opinion has changed dramatically in a relatively short period of time in favor of legal recognition of same-sex marriage, and this is producing an impression that the battle is over. An article this week in National Journal headlined “Opposing same-sex marriage is a waste of your time.”
According to the Pew Research Center, the percentage of Americans favoring legal same-sex marriage has increased to 54 percent today from 35 percent in 2001.
However, despite the argument that “gay rights” is today’s signature civil rights battle as racial equality was the civil rights battle of the 1960s, blacks are generally not buying it.
According to the Pew survey, support for legal same-sex marriage among black Protestants at 43 percent indicates that support has increased in this community, but remains far below the national average…Blacks, on average, attend church with greater frequency than any other ethnic group in the country. And blacks take scripture seriously.
It is a no-brainer for many churchgoing blacks that discrimination because of race is very different from choices in sexual behavior.
Only 32 percent of Republicans, according to Pew, support same-sex marriage legalization. This issue, along with abortion, is not going away as a source of tension in the Republican Party.
Black pastors know firsthand how moral relativism destroys communities. They are not about to buy into it…
This fight is far from over.
That would be a non sequitur. Yes, a smaller percentage of black people support same-sex marriage. But how does it follow that therefore the fight isn’t over? They don’t have enough votes to stop it, nor do they have any more influence in the courts than anyone else. Logic — how the fuck does that work?