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Christian Post: African-American Pastors Call on Obama to Reconsider Gay Marriage Stance

 

The Christian Post:

A group of influential black ministers – some of whom are connected with the fifth largest denomination in the U.S. – gathered Thursday in one of the nation's most famous civil rights cities to ask President Obama to reverse his stance on same-sex marriage.

More than a dozen pastors from the Coalition of African American Pastors joined in Memphis, Tenn., to speak out against Obama's support for gay marriage and to oppose the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) community's "hijacking" of the civil rights movement.

"Same-sex marriage I think, it's an abomination before God. It's a sin before God," said the Rev.Robert Morris, acting minister of New Jerusalem Church of God in Christ, according to Fox 13 News. "I don't see how anyone can compare that with civil rights."

... The black ministers who came together represent a wide spectrum of religious and political beliefs and many of the pastors have been ardent supporters of President Obama and Democratic causes. But same-sex marriage is where they draw the line.

Owens told The Christian Post that they are "very disappointed" in Obama's newly pronounced support for gay marriage.

"We ask President Obama to stand with the black church, on the Word of God and evolve again back to the common sense biblical view that marriage is the union of husband and wife," he said.

4 Comments

  1. Pete
    Posted May 22, 2012 at 8:25 am | Permalink

    "...the LGBT community's "hijacking" of the civil rights movement."

    According to MLK's biography:

    Over the next few months King read several books on the ideas of Gandhi, and eventually became convinced that the same methods could be employed by blacks to obtain civil rights in America. He was particularly struck by Gandhi's words: "Through our pain we will make them see their injustice."

    In 1957 Wofford arranged for King to visit India. According to Coretta King, after this trip her husband "constantly pondered how to apply Gandhian principles in America."

    So who did the hijacking?

  2. OvercameSSA
    Posted May 22, 2012 at 9:06 am | Permalink

    All individuals in this country have the same rights. There is no such thing as couples' rights.

    All people who have same-sex attraction have the right to get married to the same pool of individuals that those without ssa can; they choose not to.

    Instead, many adopt the political identity label "homosexual," and seek special rights based on that label. Those special rights based on choice are not civil rights.

  3. roger
    Posted May 22, 2012 at 11:08 am | Permalink

    As pastors they are right to emphasize the Biblical view of Marriage. However, many do not accept the Bible as a authoritative.

    They could also point to the Marriage crisis in the Black Community, and the pathologies unleashed by separating procreation from Marriage. Just one example in the news - 33yr old Desmond Hatchet has fathered 30 kids by 11 different women!

  4. Woody
    Posted May 23, 2012 at 10:58 am | Permalink

    Roger-

    Even if Desmond Hatchet was married, he could still have 33 children. It is highly unlikely that his spouse would give birth to all 30 but he could still be the father of 30 children. Still it has nothing to do with Black pastors view on Obama's comment rgadrding SSM.