Greetings, Black Freethinkers:
There has been a flap over on The Friendly Atheist blog about the Black Atheists of Atlanta's anti-homosexual rant and a rebuttal by the Black Nonbelievers of Atlanta. Also, there has been a frequent caller of late on the Atheist Experience speaking from his own black and atheistic perspective, decrying gay marriage. The white and non-black minority atheists I know and converse with online seem to have almost unanimous support for gay rights. So I wondered, why is it that there are more outspoken black atheists on the subject of banning gay marriage than there are for other groups? I realize that this may still be a minority opinion among black freethinkers, but it just seems that the black freethinkers who are anti-gay marriage are more visible. Any suggestions?
Ms. Sara Leon you are on point, and although I too cannot speak for the Black Atheist community, I do not think that the majority of Black Atheists support this character Clarence's position. It is bigotry. As a Black Atheist, I support the rights for all human beings to be treated fairly and justly and that certainly include gays and lesbians.
First time I've ever seen that particular spelling. ;)