Here We Go Again: Black GOP Pastors Launch Anti-Obama Campaign Over Gay Marriage [Video]
The black community has, understandably, had mixed reactions to President Obama’s support of same s*x marriage. New polling suggests that most blacks are on the same page with President Obama. But that hasn’t stopped some members of the black clergy who disagree with Obama’s stance on gay marriage from moving full steam ahead in their opposition.
A group of mostly conservative black ministers have launched a nationwide campaign in response to President Obama’s support of same s*x marriage.
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-s*x 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.”
According to Owens, there are 3,742 ministers on board with his movement. Owens continued: “We are going to go nationwide with our agenda just like the president has gone to Hollywood.”
In a May interview with ABC’s Robin Roberts, President Obama, who had previously been against gay marriage, came out on behalf of it.
Owens has been a conservative opponent of gay marriage for a long time, so his position is not new. Owens also isn’t taken seriously by some because he has a propensity for making insulting comments about the gay community. For instance, Owens said that by supporting same s*x marriage, the president is supporting molestation of young boys.
“If you watch the men who have been caught having s*x with little boys, you will note that all of them will say that they were molested as a child…” Owens said. “For the president to condone this type of thing is irresponsible.”
Something tells me this movement will end with a fizzle instead of bang.
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