Michael Eric Dyson and Sophia Nelson Debate Gay Marriage

Recently on MSNBC’s “The Ed Show,” Michael Eric Dyson debated The Grio.com’s Sophia Nelson on President Obama’s position on gay marriage.  We were pleased to hear Michael publicly apologize for recent comments he made while hosting “The Ed Show”, about Roland Martin, Sophia Nelson, and Pastor Jamal Bryant.  After Sophia accepted his apology the two engaged in back and forth dialogue about biblical reference and interpretation of gay marriage.  Check it out when you get a sec and let us know what you think.

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7 replies
  1. lovesgumbo1
    lovesgumbo1 says:

    I think she misinterpreted how President Obama felt from the beginning. All he has ever said on the subject is "I think the state should handle marriage laws individually. I don't think it should be changed in the constitution." He never said that he didn't believe in Gay marriage, I think what he offered is that he wouldn't be addressing it. I think he is now offering that he may be addressing it from a Federal perspective, since states have taken such negative measures to stamp it out. Politicians are tricky in their language, and they say things that satisfy the small-minded. She was obviously satisfied with what he said in 2008, but I don't think she actually heard him.
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  2. Karen
    Karen says:

    Why won't anybody answer the question around black folks saying that they believe in a literal interpretation of the bible and the fact that the bible says marriage is between a man and a woman but yet they don't believe that:
    slaves should obey their masters or that
    children who disobey their parents should be killed or that one
    who spills their seed on the ground (i.e., masturbation) should be killed


    • Karen
      Karen says:

      and…YES these things:

      slaves should obey their masters or that
      children who disobey their parents should be killed or that one
      who spills their seed on the ground (i.e., masturbation) should be killed

      are ALL in the Bible!!

  3. diaryofasagittarius
    diaryofasagittarius says:

    The entire bible is faulty if you ask me. Smh
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  4. brontosaurpundit
    brontosaurpundit says:

    It isn't logically consistent to use the Bible to condemn homosexuality unless you also want to condone slavery. You see, the Bible states that,“And if thy brother that dwelleth by thee be waxen poor, and be sold unto thee; thou shalt not compel him to serve as a bondservant. But as an hired servant, and as a sojourner, he shall be with thee, and shall serve thee unto the year of jubilee. And then shall he depart from thee, both he and his children with him, and shall return unto his own family, and unto the possession of his fathers shall he return. For they are my servants, which I brought forth out of the land of Egypt: they shall not be sold as bondmen. Thou shalt not rule over him with rigour; but shalt fear thy God. Both thy bondmen, and thy bondmaids, which thou shalt have, shall be of the heathen that are round about you; of them shall ye buy bondmen and bond maids. Moreover of the children of the strangers that do sojourn among you, of them shall ye buy, and of their families that are with you, which they begat in your land: and they shall be your possession. And ye shall take them as an inheritance for your children after you, to inherit them for a possession; they shall be your bondmen for ever: but over your brethren the children of Israel, ye shall not rule one over another with rigor.” So according to the Old Testament, it is acceptable to enslave people of different races. Hence, "the Bible says it" is a faulty argument.

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