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Oct. 24, 2007
"I strongly disagree with Reverend McClurkin's views and will continue to fight for these rights as president of the United States."
Obama, on recruiting gospel singer Donnie McClurkin, who advocates curing homosexuality with prayer, for a series of campaign-sponsored concerts in South Carolina a move that angered gay activists and liberal bloggers alike, who called on Obama to remove McClurkin from the performances. Obama refused to do so