Or so Star Parker would have us believe. In an incredibly ridiculous column at – where else? – the Worldnutdaily, Parker actually implies that stopping gay marriage is the key to the very survival of the black community in America. I assume she’s not kidding and managed to type this nonsense with a straight face:
Blacks have polled consistently higher than national averages in opposition to the sanctioning of gay marriage. Why do we care so much and why do we feel an increasing sense of being abandoned?
Why, I sometimes hear, is a community with such clear and immediate problems with education, employment and crime so obsessed with this issue? Are there that many black gay couples wanting wedding vows that black pastors should be taking valuable time from their daily responsibilities to become political activists for a federal marriage amendment?
The germane point that these black pastors understand is that the black community is the most exposed to and most likely to be injured by the problems of the nation as a whole. When America gets a cold, the black community gets pneumonia.White America’s problem is a loss of moral grounding and gradual erosion of its family structure. Black America’s problem is rebuilding a family structure that has already collapsed…
Black pastors know that the battle for rebuilding the black family defines the future of black America. If this battle is lost, blacks will become a permanent American underclass.
The moral relativism which increasingly defines American culture is now defining every institution of our society – our schools, our large corporations and our media. Our families are our only firewall.
The support of the black community for the federal marriage amendment reduces to one word: Survival.
Wow. I’ll take Really Stupid Arguments for $1000, Alex.