Minority pastors oppose gay marriages
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More than two dozen black pastors gathered in Atlanta to denounce same-sex marriage, and express outrage that gay and lesbian rights have been likened to the civil rights struggle of African Americans. ...
In California, the pastor of the largest Hispanic Evangelical church in the U.S. on Sunday said gay marriage threatens the concept of the family.
"The polygamists are already in line," he said. "You open this thing up, and nobody knows where it's going to go," said Daniel de Leon, pastor of Templo Calvario in Santa Ana, Calif.
A national survey and polls in different regions show that support for gay marriage and homosexual behavior in general is lower among Hispanics than whites. Only African-Americans have stronger feelings against marriage for gays and lesbians. ...
Harry Pachon, president of the Tomas Rivera Policy Institute at the University of Southern California, said that the survey results are no surprise.
Around 40 percent of Latino voters are foreign-born, naturalized citizens who come from very conservative, Catholic Latin American nations, he said.