Using the Nuremberg rallies as an inspiration, or perhaps sporting events in totalitarian societies, three dozen anti-gay, black pastors use hundreds of marching Los Angeles school children to encourage blacks to vote "yes" on Proposition 8.
The uniformed children were a nice touch Tuesday at the Crenshaw Christian Center, marching out of school with U.S. flags -- like good little soldiers in a holy war -- to hear ministers preach against the evils of gay marriage. ...
The Yes on 8 banners read: "For Children. For Families. For Our Future."
Apostle Frederick K.C. Price stepped to the microphone. "I believe and teach the Bible," he said, pausing briefly, as if nothing more needed to be said.
But he went on to quote Genesis, saying marriage is that which occurs between a man and a woman. To veer from that course, he suggested, would "jeopardize our children's future."
Thinly disguised homophobia in the fundamentalist black church is not a shocker. But there are several dozen bigger threats to the future of children in the inner city that come to mind. Gang violence, access to health care, unemployment, crumbling schools, HIV/AIDS, drug traffic, illegal handguns. Not really sure how two gay men or two lesbians getting married affects the future of these children. Publicity hungry televangelists seem a greater threat.