A Pew Opinion poll just released showed a majority of black voters now favor legalization of gay marriage. This changed over just one year. The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) approved support for gay marriage recently.
Political columnist, George Wills, wrote yesterday the increase in support for gay marriage is “stunning”. He was referring to the various states which approved gay marriage last week. In Iowa where I am just now, a judge who voted to legalize gay marriage won reelection.
None of this should have been a surprise. U. S. history and its laws have never been on the side of taxing everyone but depriving one group of benefits just because some do not like them. Look at the history of segregation and women’s rights.
For some odd reason pundits have been saying for years, “The effort toward equal rights for gays is different than those for blacks and women.” The reason they give is simply some Bible versus. They ignore past use of the Bible to support for segregation and to put down women.
The fact is gays pay taxes, obey laws and exhibit the same good citizenship as straights. For some reason, people who do not like them ignore this fact.
You didn’t ask for my prediction, but here it is. You will see religion change its tune. It always has.
I’m waiting for statements like this from the Pope and the leadership of the Southern Baptist Convention, “God’s Bible supports gay marriage.”