Majority of Black Americans Reject Gay Rights as Civil Rights

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According to CNS News, Black Entertainment Television recently commissed a Zogby poll and 28 percent of black Americans answered yes to the question, "Do you believe that equal rights for gays are the same as equal rights for African Americans?" 55 percent of the poll respondents said gay rights and civil rights for blacks are not equal.

35 percent of poll respondents had no opinion when asked "Do you believe ministers who oppose homosexuality, including the rights of gays and lesbians to marry are right, wrong, or no opinion?"

Dr. Alveda C. King, Martin Luther King's niece, is one of the better known black spokespersons against equating gay rights and civil rights and has spoken out against the NAACP's position on gay marriage.

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