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0 comments | Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Barack Obama continues to impress and inspire me. This past Sunday he gave a stirring speech to the congregation at Martin Luther King Jr's former church Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta. Obama's position on gay rights and his desire to see Dr. King's dream come into fruition for everyone,including same gender loving people, isn't limited to gay and lesbian audiences. Obama took his message to the black church, an institution that has been less than friendly towards the gay community.

"We have scorned our gay brothers and sisters instead of embracing them", Obama stated during his speech to light applause.

Some people may see this as a small step in the fight to eradicate homophobia in the black church, but I see it as a massive step by a brave leader who has been consistent about all of God's people enjoying the rights and privileges of being an American regardless of sexual orientation.

Obama 08!

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