There are portrayals in the media that play up the idea that some ethnic and racial groups are more homophobic that others. A popular notion is that the African American community is more homophobic than the white community. Where do these ideas come from? We'll talk with a panel of local and national voices to discuss attitudes towards homosexuality within the black community.
Juan Battle, Professor of Sociology, Public Health, & Urban Education at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York
Pastor Robert Fowler, Senior Pastor, Victory Missionary Baptist Church
Derek Washington, Stonewall Democratic Club of Southern Nevada
Also, the discussion regarding whether or not this is a civil rights issue and whether or not that offends african americans is ridiculous.
There are civilians who do not have the same rights as other civilians. That is what makes it a civil rights issue. All fights for equality are civil rights. Gary –Feb 4, 2013 10:31:30 AM
The longer this conversation continues the more offensive it seems. Homophobia is not limited to race and to even imply that one race is more homophobic than the rest is racist in itself. I assume tomorrows topic of discussion is going to be how whites are more racist than other races? Gary –Feb 4, 2013 10:30:01 AM
Another hypocrite selectively using parts of his bible to discriminate against others. I wonder what he thinks about the bibles view on slavery.Serge –Feb 4, 2013 10:21:26 AM
So, pastor, homosexuality is liked an unplanned pregnancy??ed uehling –Feb 4, 2013 10:18:11 AM
So the pastor wants us to beg forgiveness to God for the way he created us!!!?? ed uehling –Feb 4, 2013 10:13:42 AM
"The African American community" is a convenient phrase but no more real than "The White Community." Coming from Chicago, the black gay scene created the dance music the whole world embraces. This group is completely separate from the church-going traditional black family group.
Churchies are generally intolerant, regardless of skin color. Homophobia at its roots is solely a result of religious beliefs.Allen –Feb 4, 2013 10:09:25 AM