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Saturday, October 20, 2007

Obama Gets Anti-Gay Singer at Campaign Event

Americablog quotes NY Times.

As religious conservatives gather in Washington this weekend for the “Values Voters Summit,” Senator Barack Obama’s campaign announced its latest effort to attract people of faith to the campaign: a gospel concert tour.

All three of the dates of the “Embrace the Change” tour are in South Carolina, where Mr. Obama is locked in battle with Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton for black voters.

Gospel acts including Mary Mary, Donnie McClurkin and Hezekiah Walker, Byron Cage and the Mighty Clouds of Joy are scheduled to appear.

“This is another example of how Barack Obama is defying conventional wisdom about how politics is done and giving new meaning to meeting people at the grassroots level,” Joshua DuBois, the campaign’s religious affairs director, said in a release.

I left this question with their online press form:

Donnie McGurkin - an anti-gay activist will be singing at an Obama event according to the NY Times quoted by Americablog:

I'm curious why Obama is giving this guy legitimacy. Can you please let me know? Specifically can Joshua DuBois - who issued the release about McGurkin - get back to me on this.


Eva Young
Lloydletta's Nooz

I will let you know if I get any response.


marie said...

Good on Obama to allow a message of hope to have it's voice.

Marie Witt
Danville, IL