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North Carolina: "Same-Sex Marriage Divides Allies" as 18% of African Americans Remain Undecided

 

A new Zogby poll found 18% of African Americans are undecided about who they will support in November.

Ramifications of the President's marriage flip-flop? The Charlotte Post looks at the question:

When President Obama publicly stated his personal approval of same-sex marriage, the black church went into a state of controversy.

How can you be a Christian and support homosexuality? How does a Christian support a president who believes in same-sex marriage? Where does the black church go from here with their support of the president?

These and a myriad of other questions proliferated from the hearts of clergy and faith leaders across the country. What do they tell their congregations?

One unfavorable response has sparked a movement that is getting the attention of congressional members. Some pastors are instructing their members to stay at home and not vote at all, rather than vote against Obama.

The recent Congressional Black Caucus Annual Legislative Conference dedicated a roundtable discussion on the black church and same sex marriage.

4 Comments

  1. don
    Posted October 10, 2012 at 11:13 am | Permalink

    Some pastors are instructing their members to stay at home and not vote at all, rather than vote against Obama.

    Exactly how are pastors empowered to "instruct" i.e order their members to vote one way or another. Is this Iran?

  2. Posted October 10, 2012 at 1:27 pm | Permalink

    Our first priority, by protecting marriage:

    "Protect the Children"

    http://www.lds.org/general-conference/2012/10/protect-the-children?lang=eng

  3. John Noe
    Posted October 10, 2012 at 4:10 pm | Permalink

    One unfavorable response has sparked a movement that is getting the attention of congressional members. Some pastors are instructing their members to stay at home and not vote at all, rather than vote against Obama.

    Not voting at all is not the answer. What if enough of not votes resulted in another term for the anti marriage one? You support marriage by supporting Mitt and Paul.

  4. JakeNY
    Posted October 11, 2012 at 8:48 pm | Permalink

    LOL! You left out the other numbers - Obama leads Romney with African-Americans 76% to 6%! Even if Mitt got all of the undecideds (a virtually impossible scenario), Obama would get 76% of the black vote to Romney's 24%. Let's face it: as we knew all along would be the case, support of marriage equality did not result in Obama losing the African-American vote.