On the next State of Belief Radio, we take an in-depth look at the complicated relationship between America’s first Black president and a population that was astonishingly loyal during the 2008 election.
A lot of organizing happened in traditional African-American churches the last time around. What impact has the president’s endorsement of marriage equality had on that support base? Public Religion Research Institute Founder and CEO Dr. Robert P. Jones will bring us the latest data.
In 2010, the National Organization for Marriage issued a secret document outlining a strategy to divide Obama’s African-American and LGBT supporters. Since then, NOM, along with GOP collaborators, has been working to do just that. Rev. Dr. Amos Brown, head of the San Francisco NAACP, has the document and will share some highlights – as well as his own observations on what impact events such as Barack Obama’s not appearing at the NAACP National Conference in Houston last month are likely to have in November.
For background, Rev. Brown suggests reading the following:
So what’s the strategy to counter these efforts and preserve the place of progressive social issues in our politics? We’ll hear from Rev. Dr. Derrick Harkins, the head of faith outreach for the Democratic National Committee.
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