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Black Pastors Launch Anti-Obama Campaign to Convince African Americans to Withdraw Support for the President

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Black Pastors Launch Anti-Obama Campaign to Convince African Americans to Withdraw Support for the President

Black Pastors Launch Campaign Against Obama Over Gay MarriageAfrican American pastors continue their march against President Barack Obama’s gay marriage endorsement. Since May, when the president first announced his change of heart (read about his history on flip-flipping on same-sex marriage here), a plethora black faith leaders have struggled to understand why Obama has taken what they see as an anti-religious stance on the matter. Now, just months before the 2012 election, a group of black pastors is coming together to advance an anti-Obama campaign.

(Related: ‘Heart-Broken’ Black Pastors Plea for Obama to Meet With Them & Change His Mind on Gay Marriage)

These conservative black pastors believe that a national campaign may be the answer to convincing African Americans that it is time to rethink their support for Obama. The Rev. Williams Owens, president and founder of the Coalition of African-American Pastors (CAAP), is heading the campaign.

“The time has come for a broad-based assault against the powers that be who want to change our culture to one of men marrying men and women marrying women,” Owens proclaimed at a press conference announcing the campaign at the National Press Club. “They have chosen to cater to the homosexual community, they have chosen to cater to Hollywood, to cater to big money and ignore the people who put the president where he is.”

While he’s said that it is an effort to save the family unit, Owens has given few details about what, exactly, the group will be doing. Earlier this month, we told you about his outspoken comments about the president’s views on gay marriage. And considering Owens’ past history, advocacy against same-sex unions is nothing new.

“I am ashamed that the first black president chose this road, a disgraceful road,” Owens proclaimed on Tuesday, according to CNN.

 

At the press conference announcing the initiative, Owens appeared with five other pastors and claimed to have more than 3,742 faith leaders on board with the initiative. He contended that Obama was taking the black vote for granted and denied any connection between the gay rights and civil rights movements.

Among the controversial comments was Owens insinuation that Obama’s support for gay marriage was similar to supporting child molestation — a comment he later walked back.

“If you watch the men who have been caught having sex with little boys, you will note that all of them will say that they were molested as a child…” he said during the press conference. “For the president to condone this type of thing is irresponsible.”

This is only the latest in the slew of African American responses to President Obama’s May announcement. Following Obama’s lead, the NAACP also endorsed gay marriage. As a result, The Rev. Keith Ratliff Sr. resigned from his national board post with the organization. Previously, Owens joined other faith leaders in writing a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder and Obama, asking for a meeting to discuss same-sex unions.

(H/T: CNN)


by on Aug. 1, 2012 at 9:32 AM
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Momniscient
by on Aug. 1, 2012 at 10:28 AM
Yawn.
Did you still that from inspectorzilla?


Quoting Ednarooni160:



Quoting Momniscient:

Lol!!

You people never have original thoughts do you?




Quoting Ednarooni160:




Quoting Momniscient:

I did?





I was actually referring to 'you people' as hypocritical right wing extremists who orgasm over anything anti Obama.





I don't even know what race you are. I assume white with all the race blather you people post. Too bad really cause I'm white too.






Quoting Ednarooni160:





Quoting Momniscient:

Why is it always about race with you people?







Quoting Ednarooni160:

I'm glad he took a stand..  Christian beliefs go beyond the boundary of color..

You just made it about race..

Well, if you are going to throw a stone make sure that it doesn't bounce back and hit you in the head.  How am I a right wing extremist..I posted something that had to do with a man (I didn't write the title)..who is not going to support Obama's stance..

And you can't get beyond "you people" and/or "right wing extremest".  I'd laugh but it's kind of sad..

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Ednarooni160
by Eds on Aug. 1, 2012 at 10:29 AM
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Quoting Momniscient:

Yawn.
Did you still that from inspectorzilla?


Quoting Ednarooni160:



Quoting Momniscient:

Lol!!

You people never have original thoughts do you?




Quoting Ednarooni160:




Quoting Momniscient:

I did?





I was actually referring to 'you people' as hypocritical right wing extremists who orgasm over anything anti Obama.





I don't even know what race you are. I assume white with all the race blather you people post. Too bad really cause I'm white too.






Quoting Ednarooni160:





Quoting Momniscient:

Why is it always about race with you people?







Quoting Ednarooni160:

I'm glad he took a stand..  Christian beliefs go beyond the boundary of color..

You just made it about race..

Well, if you are going to throw a stone make sure that it doesn't bounce back and hit you in the head.  How am I a right wing extremist..I posted something that had to do with a man (I didn't write the title)..who is not going to support Obama's stance..

And you can't get beyond "you people" and/or "right wing extremest".  I'd laugh but it's kind of sad..

Actually no..but it sounds like you might have heard it a lot from her..

imamomzilla
by on Aug. 1, 2012 at 10:31 AM
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 That's raaaaaaaacissssss....Oh, nevermind.

sealed lip

 

Momniscient
by on Aug. 1, 2012 at 10:33 AM
Riiiiiiight. And there it is!!

Inspector to the rescue!!
You people are hysterical.


Quoting Ednarooni160:



Quoting Momniscient:

Yawn.

Did you still that from inspectorzilla?




Quoting Ednarooni160:




Quoting Momniscient:

Lol!!


You people never have original thoughts do you?






Quoting Ednarooni160:





Quoting Momniscient:

I did?







I was actually referring to 'you people' as hypocritical right wing extremists who orgasm over anything anti Obama.







I don't even know what race you are. I assume white with all the race blather you people post. Too bad really cause I'm white too.








Quoting Ednarooni160:






Quoting Momniscient:

Why is it always about race with you people?









Quoting Ednarooni160:

I'm glad he took a stand..  Christian beliefs go beyond the boundary of color..

You just made it about race..

Well, if you are going to throw a stone make sure that it doesn't bounce back and hit you in the head.  How am I a right wing extremist..I posted something that had to do with a man (I didn't write the title)..who is not going to support Obama's stance..

And you can't get beyond "you people" and/or "right wing extremest".  I'd laugh but it's kind of sad..

Actually no..but it sounds like you might have heard it a lot from her..

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Ednarooni160
by Eds on Aug. 1, 2012 at 10:35 AM
2 moms liked this


Quoting Momniscient:

Riiiiiiight. And there it is!!

Inspector to the rescue!!
You people are hysterical.


Quoting Ednarooni160:



Quoting Momniscient:

Yawn.

Did you still that from inspectorzilla?




Quoting Ednarooni160:




Quoting Momniscient:

Lol!!


You people never have original thoughts do you?






Quoting Ednarooni160:





Quoting Momniscient:

I did?







I was actually referring to 'you people' as hypocritical right wing extremists who orgasm over anything anti Obama.







I don't even know what race you are. I assume white with all the race blather you people post. Too bad really cause I'm white too.








Quoting Ednarooni160:






Quoting Momniscient:

Why is it always about race with you people?









Quoting Ednarooni160:

I'm glad he took a stand..  Christian beliefs go beyond the boundary of color..

You just made it about race..

Well, if you are going to throw a stone make sure that it doesn't bounce back and hit you in the head.  How am I a right wing extremist..I posted something that had to do with a man (I didn't write the title)..who is not going to support Obama's stance..

And you can't get beyond "you people" and/or "right wing extremest".  I'd laugh but it's kind of sad..

Actually no..but it sounds like you might have heard it a lot from her..

Well, you "did" mention her name.

imamomzilla
by on Aug. 1, 2012 at 10:36 AM
2 moms liked this

 It's a creepy obsession some have with me.

 

Quoting Ednarooni160:

 

Quoting Momniscient:

Yawn.
Did you still that from inspectorzilla?


Quoting Ednarooni160:

 


Quoting Momniscient:

Lol!!

You people never have original thoughts do you?




Quoting Ednarooni160:

 



Quoting Momniscient:

I did?





I was actually referring to 'you people' as hypocritical right wing extremists who orgasm over anything anti Obama.





I don't even know what race you are. I assume white with all the race blather you people post. Too bad really cause I'm white too.






Quoting Ednarooni160:

 




Quoting Momniscient:

Why is it always about race with you people?







Quoting Ednarooni160:

I'm glad he took a stand..  Christian beliefs go beyond the boundary of color..

You just made it about race..

Well, if you are going to throw a stone make sure that it doesn't bounce back and hit you in the head.  How am I a right wing extremist..I posted something that had to do with a man (I didn't write the title)..who is not going to support Obama's stance..

And you can't get beyond "you people" and/or "right wing extremest".  I'd laugh but it's kind of sad..

Actually no..but it sounds like you might have heard it a lot from her..

 

Ednarooni160
by Eds on Aug. 1, 2012 at 10:37 AM
2 moms liked this


Quoting imamomzilla:

 It's a creepy obsession some have with me.

 

I think they are scared of you..bet she thought you were at the Chick-flic-A already..lol

StephanieSH
by on Aug. 1, 2012 at 10:48 AM

I have issues with some of Obama's policies.  That  being said, I don't understand why they are wasting the time and effort in rallying against something like this when the President has absolutely no control over an issue like this except for maybe nominating a Supreme Court Justice.  It doesn't look like there will be a vacancy in the Supreme Court in the next four years though.

sweet-a-kins
by Ruby Member on Aug. 1, 2012 at 10:48 AM
Seriously?

You want religious beliefs in our laws?


Quoting Ednarooni160:



Quoting sweet-a-kins:

Christian beliefs belong no where in the LAW



Quoting Ednarooni160:

I'm glad he took a stand..  Christian beliefs go beyond the boundary of color..

Well apparently some voters think otherwise.

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sweet-a-kins
by Ruby Member on Aug. 1, 2012 at 10:50 AM
Dumbest thing ever

Your post is racial..it lists the race of the group as if that means something


Quoting Ednarooni160:



Quoting Momniscient:

Why is it always about race with you people?



Quoting Ednarooni160:

I'm glad he took a stand..  Christian beliefs go beyond the boundary of color..

You just made it about race..

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