If all of your links are from those types of places then I'm pretty sure it will hurt sooner or later. Don't link out TO them, is something I'd suggest.
But yeah you will get yes an no answers. It's just not exactly great SEO practise either way is it? Well for the link farms anyway. If you aren't asking those black hat sites to link to you, you can't really control that. It may be easier to get links like that...but I think tis only a matter of time before Google starts penalising more for these types of things.
Of course there are going to be people who will disagree with me
well it depends on the inbound links(IBL's), if the IBL's differs from your site niches it will drag your SERP to a low rank, remember the IBLS are the food source for your SERP, the many relevant IBLS on your site the higher rank of your site and site's KWS...