Libtalker Roseanne Barr Targets Blacks Over Gay Marriage Opposition
Libtalker Barr Calls Blacks 'Bigoted' Over Prop 8 Support
With a tone likely to be emulated by other angry white leftists in coming days, libtalker Roseanne Barr has come out swinging against African-Americans who voted overwhelmingly to support a ban on gay marriage in California.
Barr hosts a liberal talk show in Southern California and has done past work on Air America, where she called for riots at the Democratic National Convention in Denver.
Calling black people "bigoted and ignorant", Barr lashed out against those she said had "misused their votes" to deny "basic civil rights" to gays and lesbians. From her website:
70% of black californians
who voted this cycle voted for prop 8. As they overwhelmingly supported America's first chance to elect a person of color and strike a death blow to racism, they also went out of their way to misuse their votes (no doubt at the behest of their immoral and hateful pastors and clergy) to isolate and punish a small minority of citizens, and to deny them basic civil rights.
They voted to deny over 70,000 californian children coverage of the insurance benefits of their gay parents. They voted to destroy the constitution that Obama will hopefully uphold against their wishes, by making sure that church and state remain separated. They voted to "uphold the sanctity of marriage" by making a mockery of it. They showed themselves every inch as bigoted and ignorant as their white christian right wing counterpartners who voted for mccain-palin and bush-cheney.
When i suggested a couple of years ago that gay organizations should build official bridges with african american organizations, in order to build political consensus and not just represent a purely gay agenda, this very vote is what I was trying to speak to.
The gay community needs to do outreach to the black and latino christian and immigrant communities.
the more things change, the more they stay the same.
REPENT all ye bible blabbers!!!!
babble on babylon
By a seven out of ten margin, blacks favored Proposition 8, which protects the traditional definition of marriage as between a man and a woman. High minority turnout to support cult leader Barack Obama is cited as the reason for 8's victory, an outcome that has white liberals enraged.
As has long been clear, ethnic minority voters are usually conservative on social issues, but typically vote for liberal Democrats to represent them.
Now think about this: were a conservative to launch this kind of tirade against black people, the response would be fast and furious. So how does Roseanne Barr get a free pass? Or have African-Americans simply not heard of this yet?
Someone on the right would be labeled a racist, so why not Rosie?
In a way, however, it's possible to actually gain respect for the legendary loudmouth here. After all, at least she's being honest about who supported Proposition 8 and who didn't.
By contrast, many white liberals are in denial over minority support, blaming only Mormons and other religious leaders in what has become an angry mob mentality. You won't see this honesty in the San Francisco Chronicle, that's for sure. They've sidestepped that completely.
At CNN, it's the same story: Christian ministers (many of whom happen to be black) are vilified, but overwhelming African-American Prop 8 support is not even mentioned in their coverage.
At some point, however, white liberals will have no choice but to follow Roseanne's lead and admit the truth about the ethnic background of Prop 8's voters: largely black and Hispanic.
For social conservatives, it's time to connect with these ethnic minority voters for future collaborations that could prove rewarding for this new political coalition.
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