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There are many that have bastardized me, said that I was going to hell on social media.
There was even one radio station that encouraged their listeners to call here to the church and tell me I was going to hell.
Albert Narj is the pastor at West Point Baptist Church in Chicago.
And as his state moves toward legalizing gay marriage his stands of support for that effort has drawn criticism from some of his clergy, and from other Black church leaders across the Windy City.
Many of them came and whispered in my ears, “I support you, man.”
But they won't come out publicly because you will be ostracized.
Do your think these clergy colleagues of yours will eventually come out and support gay marriage?
Do you think it's heading in that direction?
If you had a better chance of becoming African American, my friend,
it's not going to happen.
Welcome to CNN Radio News day.
I'm Tommy Undres.
Gay marriage and the Black church, civil rights and sexuality.
We'll take up that evolving conversation later in the show.
But first we start with what turned into a wild day on Capitol Hill,
and the most unexpected news left the nearly full House of Representatives silent.
You’ve heard that kind of hiss?
Well, you might hear a few grumbling in a second.
That's the sound of a massive bill, the 5-year farm bill, sponsored by Republicans nearly failing.
House members just stood in silence at a surprise.
The Yeas are 198, the Nays are 234, the bill has not passed.
More on who was cheering in a second.
That surprise vote came at the exact time the Senate was announcing a major bipartisan deal on immigration.
To talk about both of these stories, our Lisa Dayshut Dan joins us now from her booth in the attic of the Capital.
Hi, Lisa. Hey, Tommy.
Lisa, so immigration is huge news but can I first ask you about the farm bill vote?
They've been talking about this thing forever. What happened?
A lot of us settled 180s as soon as we saw that happened and almost wouldn't believe it.
There were a lot of actors in this vote, Tommy.
One, Republican didn't like the amount of subsidies in this bill.
They thought that it was laden with kind of port to farmers, at least conservatives did.
On the other hand, Democrats didn't like cuts to food stamps that are in the bill, and more requirements for food stamp recipients.
But I think what I really want to point out about his vote is not just how surprising it is, but that it is a very big deal.
The farm bill is under a temporary extention right now.
to make someone more likely to do something, or to make something more likely to happen
Her success encouraged me to try the same thing.
a religious leader in certain Protestant Churches
He was the son of a poor pastor.
to speak very quietly, using the breath but not the voice, so that only the person close to you can hear you
There is no word, no whisper, no cry.
to develop gradually, or to cause something or someone to develop gradually
He has evolved a new theory after many years of research.
money given as part of the cost of something, to help or encourage it to happen
It's the old and the poor who suffer worst when subsidies are cut.