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29 October 2010

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SonofBaldwin

*Waiting for Reverend Meeks to be exposed as a closeted, self-loathing homosexual*

JP Paulus

And i am waiting for SonofBaldwin to come out as a secret evangelical Christian!

Seriously...i think Meeks will be #2 in the vote and make it to the runoff.

The #1 person will of course be left of Meeks on gay rights. But Moseley Braun, despite being touted as the "consensus" candidate, will fail to make the cut.

However, she gives that coalition cover for the gay community. ("We didn't support Meeks")becuase they will most likely rally for Meeks when they see that he is able to get enough to make it to the runoff.

Mike_88

I keeps saying this, but I'll say it again:

Yes, Meeks has a following, but it does not make him popular among the black community, so there is no guarantee that he'll secure the black vote, but his campaign is getting a lot of coverage though.

But what ever occur, there are enough smart people to know he will not benefit the city.

terrell

Black people must NOT people sheep to so called "black leaders"! Why the people here think he we need a consensus candidate? The Jews, the whites, the gays are not having no damn meetings behind closed doors away from the African American Community! Dumb sheep. Meeks is going to run away if he wants its his right!

King Drive

>>>Black people must NOT people sheep to so called "black leaders"! Why the people here think he we need a consensus candidate? ... Meeks is going to run away if he wants its his right!

The understanding is that the only way a black candidate can win is if there is ONLY ONE black candidate. That's how Chicago elected Harold Washington and after his death, that's why a black did not succeed him because there were several competitors.

But why are you defending or even speaking up for a snake in the grass like James Meeks. This man says gays are 'an evil sickness' and has tried to block gay rights whenever he can.

Terrell, your comments sound out of touch and/or brainwashed by somebody's church. I'm no fan of many 'black leaders', but they were right. If you think in the age of Obama, white people and liberals in Chicago will vote for an antigay church pastor who plans on remaining an antigay church pastor if elected, you seriously don't know Chicago (or any) politics.

Chitown Kev

@King Drive

Obviously he doesn't understand Chicago politics very well.

Obama was able to get away with not having the support of many black leaders in Chicago (though there were also many that supported him) for a long time because he had the support of white liberals (i.e. the Gold Coast crowd).

If Meeks had that type of support, he MIGHT be able to get away with it but he doesn't.

Meeks just doesn't have that type of juice. If he did run, it would be the Artur Davis situation all over again.

Also, I'm always going to believe that black leadership in Chicago didn't take kindly to that stunt that Meeks pulled with that protest out at New Trier HS nor did they take kindly to his statements that he would bolt to the GOP over gay rights.

terrell

I do live in Chicago and I refuse to believe that we should have only ONE candidate that is black! White people, latinos, and others don't do that shit so why should we? I'm not defending meeks but if he wants to RUN for mayor he has that right. he doesn't need some 3-4 black so called leaders to make the decision on who should run for all the black people in Chicago. I'm from Roseland, that doesn't mean since his church is near my home that some black person on the north side is going to support him or not. Black people in Chicago are slaves to their politicians who don't give a shit about them and black pastors who are the so called leaders.

Former COGIC

"I'm not defending meeks but if he wants to RUN for mayor he has that right. "

Sounds exactly like you're defending the gay-bashing, "gays are evil" Pastor Meeks.

No one said he couldn't run and no one said he didn't have a "right" to run for mayor.

But here is my question. Why do you as a presumably GAY black man in Chicago care so damn much about Meeks "rights"? No one said he didn't have a "right" to run for mayor, but he said that YOU do not have to the right not to be discriminated against, YOU do not have the right to employment protections and if he is elected mayor, he will continue to preach at his gaybashing church and if he "gets bored" then he will think about YOUR "rights".

Classic gay black man. You're all riled and upset about someone who believes you and other gay men have NO rights ... and want to argue about HIS rights. Triffling. And you want to talk about "black people in Chicago are slaves to their politicians who don't give a shit about them and black pastors who are the so called leaders." Honey, what do you call yourself?

alicia banks

kudos to my homies in the chi!

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