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Gay Marriage and the African American Church

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The prevailing narrative in the media is that black churches are wholesale against same-sex marriage. From the 2004 elections to Proposition 8 Media outlets portrayed the recent North Carolina vote on Amendment 1 as monolithic, though many in the African-American church community opposed it. Rev. William Barber, head of the North Carolina NAACP, who preached a powerful message against Amendment 1, equating Americans’ use of the Bible to oppose same-sex marriage today with the defense of slavery and militarism in the past eras.Anthea Butler Religion Depatches

We talk with the Chicago "Ad Lady" Emma Young in Chicago.Emma is a member of the Trinity United Church of Christ.