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Obama "Disturbed" By Anti-Gay Views Of Prominent Supporter McClurkin

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Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama said Monday he is "disturbed" by some of gospel-singer Donnie McClurkin's views toward homosexuals, a day after the prominent Obama supporter lashed out at critics for calling him 'anti-gay.'

"It's true we had a controversy...a gospel singer was singing at a gospel concert on our behalf, he was one of many, and he had some views that were anti-gay," the Illinois Democrat said during an MTV/MySpace forum. "I am disturbed by those views and I have said publicly that I have disagreed with them."

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