They oppose but cannot ignore:
It’s been a whirlwind of press since President Obama said last week that he is in favor of gays and lesbians being allowed to marry one another. In the ensuing days, both rapper Jay-Z and pop icon Janet Jackson have come out in support of the president’s statement, and other Black Americans have also said they plan on sticking by Obama’s side despite the controversy his statement has created. But one group is not so cheery about Obama’s great proclamation, and they’re letting their displeasure be known.
In Memphis, a group of influential and well-respected Black pastors, led by the Rev. William Owens, who founded the Coalition of African American Pastors (CAAP), is coming together to decry Obama’s gay-marriage pronouncement. In a letter accusing gay people of “hijacking ... the civil rights movement". -- BET News Blog