CBN Video: Black Pastors Thank GOP for Supporting Marriage


CBN News:

A major coalition of black pastors is thanking the Republican Party for its vigorous support of traditional marriage in its party platform.

"We thank the GOP for ensuring that at least one party is willing to stand up for the common sense, biblical understanding of marriage," Rev William Owens, head of the Coalition of African-American Pastors, said.

Owens' son William said believers failed to stand up when prayer was stripped from public schools and abortion was legalized.

He said Christians must not be passive now about same-sex marriage being legalized.

"We celebrate marriage. We stand to really hurt the heart of God if we take that position. We're more accountable to God than we are to man," Owens said.

Both men said that if the Democratic Party is going to put power and resources behind gay marriage, groups like theirs must rise to defend traditional marriage.


  1. Zack
    Posted August 29, 2012 at 1:36 pm | Permalink

    I think this refutes the poll saying Romney and the GOP has 0% support from blacks.

    Anyone else see Artur Davis give his speech last night? It was reminiscent of Zell Miller's speech he gave at the 2004 convention.

  2. Posted August 29, 2012 at 2:06 pm | Permalink


    We need more Zell Miller Democrats.

    Right now we have only Joe Manchin, Mike McIntyre, and a few others.

  3. Zack
    Posted August 29, 2012 at 10:59 pm | Permalink


    And unfortunately, their numbers are dwindling. They're either retiring, loosing to democratic challengers or loosing to the GOP or they are changing party affiliation.

    Joe Manchin will be the only Blue Dog left after this election.

  4. OvercameSSA
    Posted August 31, 2012 at 12:29 pm | Permalink

    From what I can see; they support the GOP's position on marriage, but they will not vote their morality over their race.

    I understand that it's a big deal for Blacks to have a Black president, but what will it take for them to realize that just because a president shares their race does not mean that he supports what's in their best interest?

  5. BUD
    Posted August 31, 2012 at 4:36 pm | Permalink

    i was very impressed with Condalezza Rice's speech. Just beautiful! It was especially good to know that it came from her heart and not the Secretary of State. I hope she gets an appointment.

  6. Robert David Hummel
    Posted September 4, 2012 at 12:09 am | Permalink

    The Leaders of our nation need to research the writings of our Fore Fathers and our Founding Fathers. We need to abide by the Christian Actions and Prayful deliberations applied to all their doings. The histirical Pillars of strength are fortunately "Still Appropriately in place about Our nations Capital...Our leaders are Taller than trees, when Down on their knees...seeking the Guidance and Blessings of God Above, The Grand Archiitect of our Nation, that streched down His lond ago and furnished us with the Land We Call America.

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