While many religious communities, black communities and black and religious communities rebel against President Obama’s decision to support gay marriage, it seems President Obama has some Hollywood heavyweight support.
Will Smith told reporters in Berlin on Monday that “if anybody can find someone to love them and to help them through this difficult thing that we call life, I support that in any shape or form.” Smith thinks that President Obama’s stance on gay marriage is “brave” during this election year.
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Jay-Z is also in support of our POTUS. In an interview with CNN, Jay-Z explained that supporting gay marriage was “the right thing to do” and that it’s something that holds our country back. “What people do in their own homes is their business and you can choose to love whoever you love. That’s their business. It’s no different than discriminating against blacks. It’s discrimination plain and simple.” Jay-Z also dug into the root of the same sex marriage issue. It’s not about votes for Obama, it’s about the people.
It’s the people that you’d think would support Obama the most (aka the black people that voted him in office in 2008) that are seemingly turning their backs on him–well maybe not the entire way. Black pastors at various churches around the U.S. are conflicted about their support of President Obama since his decision to support gay marriage. Certainly Obama knew there would be backlash attached to his support, so I definitely appreciate how gangsta Obama was in supporting gay marriage, even though there would be some push back from his supporters. This just goes to show that no matter what the issue is and if Obama believes in it, he will stand for it. There’s something to be said about a President that believes in something–anything other than what the majority expects of him.
I wonder which superstar is going to be next in line to support President Obama’s decision to stand behind gay marriage? I also wonder when will churches start acting like Christians–you know–all accepting, all loving? Let’s discuss on Twitter @Rhapsodani.
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