Are you a bit curious as to why Blacks voted 70% against Proposition 8, which was to support same sex marriages in California, yet voted 96% for Obama, i.e. liberalism? It is obvious that gay issues are liberal issues. One would think that Blacks would vote to support this overwhelmingly, but they didn't. Why the backlash?
Well the problem began when gays made their cause equivalent to the Civil Rights movement for Black equality. Admittedly there are similarities, in that both gays and blacks want all rights afforded all Americans. On that point most people agree, and I certainly do. But in debating with homosexuals, I usually get offended once we go beyond "basic human rights", i.e. you want to flaunt your gaiety.
What do I mean, well gays want text books like "I have two Mommies", and special parades. In effect they want to recruit, to offer some appeal to the gay lifestyle, so that kids will want to be gay. I will admit that I find gay people interesting and stylish. "That don't make me gay, do it?"
Well Blacks aren't recruiting. We aren't flamboyantly Black, just Black. Blacks only want our basic rights. We aren't trying to get the world to go from line dancing to break dancing, to get America to have some Afro-centric cultural shift. We just wanted "basic human rights". I argue with gays that I have never seen a sign for drinking fountains that read "Gay" and "Straight". But I have seen "Colored" and "White". And there were studies by prominent scientists attempting to prove definitively that Blacks were inferior to Whites [Dr. Shockley]. I have seen no such studies involving gays.
Now you will get no argument from me that Blacks are politically stupid, save a small minority (pardon the pun) of Conservative Blacks. However we are not intellectually stupid, as we many times have been portrayed all throughout history.
At this point in our debate, they usually brush over that point stating that discrimination against gays can be less overt, and more discreet. So I interpret this as, if you are a flamboyant gay, then you might not get a promotion, or hired for that matter. And of course my retort is that, Blacks feel much the same, since we have been relegated to menial work in the past, based solely on the color of our skin, nothing more. Nevertheless the arguments rage on between me and my gay foes, until finally I drive my point home with this example.
Scenario: An Aryan Nation man is standing in the "baby viewing" window at a maternity ward, looking at the newborns. There are two babies in the ward, one Black, one White. Which baby does he hate? The "gay White" baby or the Black baby?
Black is from birth. Now you may argue that gay is from birth, and I will agree that some children are born gay, though most are not. Nature has given us as many as eleven sexual variations, e.g. hermaphrodites, and gender dysphoria, to name a few. But the fact remains that you can "hide" all of these variants, if you choose. However you can't hide Blackness, with rare exception anyway.
So the recent backlash on Proposition 8 that the gay community felt from Blacks is two-fold. First, Blacks are Conservatives, as a rule. We vote opposite of our beliefs, based on ignorance, as we really are the definition of Bizarro World.
Second, Blacks do not equate the suffering of gays to the suffering of Blacks in the past, we resent the comparisons. Our forefathers were hung, beaten, enslaved, raped, and treated as chattel. Gays are discriminated against when they try to "get married". Partner notwithstanding, gays have full rights as citizens.
Don't get mad fellow Conservatives, as we have the right to differ on this, but I believe in civil union, if gays want that lifestyle. Personally, I don't condone it. But far be it from me to define their "pursuit of happiness". Nevertheless, before gays compare their struggle to that of Blacks, they need to do their homework.
So on Prop 8, the Blacks got it right for a change! That said, I do support my Log Cabin Republicans in their other pursuits, because they have indeed raised the property value in my neighborhood a good 12%, even in a down housing market. Black people simply cannot do that.
That's my rant!