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Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Attempt to smear Obama as homosexual

I received a phone call today from an associate who directed me to switch off MPR and listen to Sean Hannity who had Pastor James David Manning, from ATLAH World Ministries on as a guest. In the past, Manning has referred to Obama's mother as "trash" and claimed Obama's father "whored around" and slept with a white woman.

On 10May2008, a video was released by Manning stating that Barack Obama, Reverend Wright and Oprah Winfrey are all part of the "Trinity of Hell" (a play on the name of their common church) and claims to have incontrovertible proof that they are all "closet homosexuals" and that Wright and Obama engaged in a homosexual relationship.

On the Hannity show Manning repeated his claims and says he has evidence that he will release in due time. To Hannity's defense (sort of); Hannity chided the pastor for trying to smear Obama based upon personal relationships of this sort. However, I question the sincerity of that statement because Hannity shouldn't have allowed someone to come on his show and make the claims without showing evidence upfront. It's a tacit way of getting the anti-gay slur out, while seemingly condemning the tactic.

On the otherhand, I don't think that this kind of statement should necessarily be seen as a slur. If we say it is a slur to claim that someone is gay, we imply that there is something wrong with being gay and thus give support to the anti-gay crowd.

The real reason I detest this slur is because this crackpot Manning attempted to use Obama's alleged sexuality as a slur. I call upon all media outlets to have a complete blackout on this issue until the evidence has been fully disclosed and verified. If they broadcast this story prior to those conditions, they are only endorsing the idea that being gay is bad.

If the evidence comes out and is credible, we then can question the integrity of a candidate based upon infidelity and deception rather than sexuality.


Constantine said...

I dare remind that homosexuals do not produce kids, meaning they do not propagate and multiply, which objectively means that spreading of homosexuality leads to extinction of humans and therefore it's against the Nature or God, whichever you prefer.
Therefore, being a homosexual may be good for individuals in terms of a specific sexual pleasure, but IS BAD for the human society.

I don't touch moral issue. It's up to you to decide.
Just remember an axiom: the more homosexuals the less population. We already have huge demographic problems in Europe and here, in the USA.