“Bishop” Eddie Long Dongs his Throng

Percentages Opposed or Strongly Opposed to Same-Sex Marriage by Racial Group: 1988-2008 General Social Surveys

As ” Bishop”  Long sings his song about donging his throng, I was reminded of a paper we recently published in Social Science Quarterly examining the gap between African Americans and other Americans (white and otherwise, the otherwise are the most liberal….). First, while we tend to view African Americans as fully under the sway of jackleg preachers like Long, Dollar, and Jakes, differences between whites and African Americans were not apparent in 1988, and other researchers have shown that African Americans hold  considerable liberalism on issues of civil liberties for GLBT persons. So, “Bishop” Long hopping into bed with Gary Bauer and James Dobson is not as natural as it might appear. I do think they probably sucked each others cocks, more on that from Cadillac Kimberley below. But, what struck me in our findings from the SSQ paper is the relatively rapid shift in African American public opinion towards same sex marriage between 2004 and 2008. In that period, opposition to same sex marriage dropped by 9%.  Opinions are shifting, and while African Americans may lag, they appear to be responding to make their stated opinions fit the real worlds in which they live. Hopefully, in a couple of decades, no respectable person will want to be associated with the ilk of Long or Dobson or Bauer or……

Anthea is whipping up a shitstorm over at RD. She went to the friggin’ “I did not suck that  young man’s dick” service!!! Holy Protein Drink!!! I can’t wait for the next installment from Professor Butler….In the meantime, she turned me on to the most genuine expression of theological critique currently available….

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