Indeed, this is a moral issue for which we must take a stance. Black America, you must not sit idly by like a puppet without a voice and allow Progressives to wage war against religion, family values and traditional marriage. It does not matter who we are, we must all take a stand.
“…The Rev. Williams Owens, who is president and founder of the Coalition of African-Americans Pastors and the leader of the campaign, has highlighted opposition to same-sex marriage among African-Americans. He calls this campaign ‘an effort to save the family.’
‘The time has come for a broad-based assault against the powers that be that want to change our culture to one of men marrying men and women marrying women,’ said Owens, in an interview Tuesday after the launch event at the National Press Club. ‘I am ashamed that the first black president chose this road, a disgraceful road.’
At the press conference, Owens was joined by five other black regional pastors and said there were 3,742 African-American pastors on board for the anti-Obama campaign….”
CNN and other media outlets are espousing propaganda and misrepresenting the facts by reporting that the organizers of this campaign, i.e., Pastors Bishop George D. McKinney, Bishop Felton Smith, and Reverend William and Dr. Deborah Owens (Coalition of African-Americans Pastors)are Conservative Black pastors.
As indicated on the home page of their site:
“Bishop George D. McKinney, Bishop Felton Smith, and Reverend William and Dr. Deborah Owens have joined together in the fight to keep marriage as ordained by God – one man and one woman, period!
We are a nonpartisan group of truthfully mostly Democrats who want to oppose gay marriage from the heart of the black church. This is a campaign to push back on President Obama and ask him and others to stand with us on marriage. Our goal is neither to hurt the President politically, nor to roll over in the face of his announcement but to speak and stand for moral truth, let all the princes and powers say and do what they will. Some ministers who stand with us include: Bishop Brandon B. Porter, Bishop Ed Stephens, Jr., Bishop David Allen Hall, DM, Bishop James Gaylord, Pastor Chuck Singleton, Rev. Leonard Dawson,
Dr. Dwight Montgomery, Elder Ivory Jackson, Elder Robert Morris, Superintendent Andre Clay, Pastor Darryl Doty, Bishop Charles Rodgers, Bishop Robert Jefferson, Bishop Janice Hollis,Pastor James Eric Owens, and Pastor Robert Bowers…”
The short of it is that Obama’s stance on gay marriage is a cup from which many in the Black community will not drink.
Pandering to the gay community, Obama embraced gay marriage while apparently expecting Black America to fall in line behind him to do the same.
Not only was this move recognized by all as pandering; backfiring, it has upset the apple cart, fiercely unnerving many of Obama’s so-called die-hard supporters who now find themselves at odds with his ideology.
As for the lamestream media, rather than report the facts as they stand, they espouse propaganda mislabeling those on the left who have taken a stand in favor of traditional “marriage as ordained by God” as Conservative Black pastors.
Is that supposed to be an insult? Why didn’t they just refer to this organization as “Black Christians” or simply “Christians?”
The message being sent is that (i) these people cannot possibly be Democrats because a good Democrat would go along with Obama’s program regardless; and (ii) one cannot be considered a good Black Democrat and not go along with Obama’s program regardless.
Obama has slighted Black Americans for far too long and his expectations that the community silently fall in line is not only an affront but also proof that Obama takes Black Americans for granted.
Please feel free to lend your support by visiting this site to sign the Commitment to Traditional Marriage Pledge.
As for the NAACP, they should just go away. They are nothing more than puppets and overseers for the Progressive plantation.