Like many Democrats, I’ve been torn between Clinton and Obama. I’ve been favoring Hillary, but there is something about the way Barack Obama speaks that I find very moving, almost inspirational. And that kept me on the fence, undecided between the two. But last week that ended when I heard that Obama, who is trying to court conservative black churches in South Carolina, hired Donnie McClurkin to sing gospel songs for a concert. Donnie McClurkin preaches that homosexuality is a curse, and that he himself was made gay by being raped as a child by adult gay relatives. He preaches that God cured him of his gay curse through prayer and redemption. When gay activists protested, the Obama camp decided they would add an openly gay minister to the concert, but would keep McClurkin as scheduled. You see, bigotry is still very big in the Bible Belt, and Obama is obviously desperate to get any votes he can. He can have their votes, but he has definitely lost mine.