In a rather detailed report on the “five religious leaders who are advising President Barack Obama,” bostonboomer on the website The Confluence, a 2008 Weblog Award Finalist for Best Liberal blog, finds four of them to hold varying degrees of animosity toward gay people.
The five men who have been chosen to attend to the President’s spiritual needs are â€œoverwhelmingly opposed to abortion,â€ according to the Telegraph; and all except Otis Moss, Jr. are opposed to equal rights for homosexuals.
I wonder if those who give us grief for supporting a political party which includes such social conservatives will challenge the president for voluntarily associating with such preachers.Â And I wonder if the national gay groups, ever so eager to lambaste Republicans for such associations, will call the president on this.
One of those men, Bishop T.D. Jakes, “refers to homosexuality as ‘brokenness’ and recently claimed that he wouldn’t hire a sexually active gay person.”
Now, I don’t believe in guilt by association, but it’s pretty clear gay activists would find these associations troubling if a Republican had them.Â They do deserve a great degree of scrutiny than they’ve been getting.Â At least one blogress is paying attention.Â So, read the whole thing and make up your own mind.