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Gay-supportive African Americans target faith-driven ‘wedge’ between community members

”There seems to be a wedge put between African American Christians and the LGBT community. I think that’s not cool. I pray regularly. I think Jesus would have hung out with gay people. He hung out with all kinds of people. I don’t think he would have wanted the state to tell people who they could love and who they could marry.” — Eva Patterson, a civil rights attorney with the Equal Justice Society, joining politicians and clergy to urge people to vote against Proposition 8.

”The family unit, and how you procreate, is between a man and a woman. You cannot procreate, or create another life with man and man.”– Church pastor-secretary Myra Booker who says she’s going to vote for Democratic presidential candidate Senator Barack Obama and then also to vote against the “sin” gay marriage.

Opposing reactions from California’s African American community members to the ‘Yes on 8’ campaign that seeks to overturn gay marriage. (KCBS)

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