It\’s no secret that Black voters usually vote Democrat. From 1936 to 1960, about 70% of Black voters gave their nod to the Democratic Presidential candidate. From 1960 to 2004, that number jumped to 88% and in 2004, President Obama garned a staggering 97% of the Black vote. But, this election season many Christians who are Black have had to think longer and harder about casting their ballot.
â€œThis election has been hard for me,â€ says Mark Reynolds*, a 30-something year old staff minister at a local church and father of three. â€œOn one hand, President Obama has really disappointed me with his support for same-sex marriage and abortion and on the other hand, Mitt Romney doesn\’t care about poor people and he\’s a Mormon. I guess I\’ll have to choose the lesser of two evils or maybe I won\’t vote at all,â€ he sighs.
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* Name changed to preserve the voter\’s anonymity