GAYS, OBAMA, and another hateful reverend: “The problem for Obama is that Rev. James Meeks, like Rev. Jeremiah Wright, preaches a message that appears to be directly at odds with the promise of hope, unity and bridging social, racial and political divisions upon which his campaign is built. . . . Perhaps of even more concern than race-baiting diatribes like these is Rev. Meeks disturbing history of antagonism towards the LGBT community. A spring 2007 newsletter from the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) named Meeks one of the ’10 leading black religious voices in the anti-gay movement . . . . On a more personal level, Meeks has reportedly blamed ‘Hollywood Jews for bringing us Brokeback Mountain’. “