Huffington Post displayed a slide show of “some celebrities who’ve already made anti-LGBT statements.” The celebrities that Huff Po considers anti-gay range from Kirk Cameron to 50 Cent.
It is odd that they lump Cameron in with rude and crude personalities who curse and call names. Cameron simply gave the scientific and statistically correct view that homosexuality is “unnatural.” This is hardly hate-speech.
But even more striking is that 7 of the 15 celebrities that Huffington Post chose to display are African Americans. That's almost 50%. Is Huff Po driving the wedge between gays and blacks even deeper?
Living on the wedge
The blacks that Huff Po quoted are: Cee Lo Green, Isaiah Washington, Roland Martin, Chris Brown, Soulja Boy, Tracy Morgan, and 50 Cent.
To see the slideshow: scroll down the article titled “NOM Seeks ‘Glamorous’ But ‘Noncognitive’ Celebrities To Promote Its Anti-Gay Marriage Agenda.”
Also of interest, only one woman, former SNL star Victoria Jackson made it onto the list.
The slideshow is particularly surprising since Huff Po has devoted several articles decrying wedge politics and accusing NOM of fanning the “flames of hate” for reaching out to enlist help from minority groups to defend pro-gender marriage. Doesn't this slideshow "fan the flames of hate"?
Or does it inadvertently prove that African Americans have opposed same-sex marriage long before the National Organization for Marriage enlisted their help?