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African-American Church Leaders Condemn Obama For Gay Marriage Support
CBS Baltimore ^ | May 13, 2012

Posted on 05/14/2012 8:00:10 PM PDT by DogByte6RER

African-American Church Leaders Condemn Obama For Gay Marriage Support

BALTIMORE (WJZ)– Just days after President Barack Obama announced his support for same-sex marriage, pastors and priests around Maryland took to their own pulpits with their reaction– and in some cases– condemnation of the president.

Derek Valcourt explains the president’s comments have folks on both sides of the issue fired up.

Both sides hope the president’s position helps sway votes in their favor when the issue hits Maryland’s ballot this November.

“I think same-sex couples should be able to get married,” Obama said.

When Obama announced that his position on same-sex marriage had evolved, it outraged some African-American pastors like Pastor and Del. Emmett Burns.

“He has said to his base, African-Americans, ‘I am going against your beliefs and your thoughts,’” Burns said.

He’s so opposed to same-sex marriage, he told church members he will no longer support the president and now predicts Obama will lose the election because of it.

He and many other leaders are pouring their energies into gathering the signatures needed to put Maryland’s same-sex marriage law on the November ballot.

“I think it might be a call to action for people to really express what they believe,” Father Erik Arnold of Our Lady of Perpetual Help said.

In Maryland, some of the strongest opposition to the law has come from the black community– about 30 percent of the population. Some African-American religious leaders are preaching about it

“God said in every home, there needs to be a representation of his glory through manhood and femininity,” Pastor Harry Jackson, Hope Christian Church in Beltsville, said.

(Excerpt) Read more at baltimore.cbslocal.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Maryland
KEYWORDS: baltimore; bho44; christianity; election2012; foodfight; gayagenda; gaymessiah; gayobama; homosexualagenda; marriage; moralabsolutes; obama; samesexmarriage; sodomhusseinobama
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Grab some popcorn ... it should be a good show!

1 posted on 05/14/2012 8:00:15 PM PDT by DogByte6RER
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To: DogByte6RER

The big bucket with extra butter!

Howdy Doody stepped in it this time.


2 posted on 05/14/2012 8:04:59 PM PDT by mardi59 (THE REBELLION IS ON!!!)
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To: DogByte6RER

In all this is ANYONE reporting that “same sex couples” can ALREADY get married....in a church, in a hall, anywhere....a State allows...they just want the FEDS approval, because THEN they can mandate ALL sorts of new rules...kinda like Affirmative Action....


3 posted on 05/14/2012 8:12:52 PM PDT by goodnesswins (What has happened to America?)
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To: DogByte6RER

We condemn him. we will still vote for him though.


4 posted on 05/14/2012 8:20:12 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: DogByte6RER
Coates is one of the few black pastors who supports the current law. “We should not allow our subjective theological understandings prevent other citizens of this country from having equal rights,” he said.

Huh???? I thought the law was DOMA, even though our treasonous President and AG refuse to do their sworn duty under the law to support it.

Or wait, maybe to the msm the One's whim is law?

5 posted on 05/14/2012 8:22:02 PM PDT by LucianOfSamasota (Tanstaafl - its not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: DogByte6RER

“......and now predicts Obama will lose the election because of it.”

Amen....


6 posted on 05/14/2012 8:23:42 PM PDT by Gator113 (***YOU GAVE it to Obama. I would have voted for NEWT.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: DogByte6RER; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; stephenjohnbanker; DoughtyOne; calcowgirl; Gilbo_3; ...
I guess this slap in the face woke them up.

Obama is first gay POTUS, He lied about this for almost four years

7 posted on 05/14/2012 8:28:56 PM PDT by sickoflibs (Romney is a liberal. Just watch him closely try to screw us.)
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To: sickoflibs

And now for an “Oh Plueeez” moment. A majority of black Americans have their mouths super glued to the Federal government teat. The Bamster could have somebody operating a gay male prostitution business out of the Whitehouse basement and they would still vote Bamster. They would call it a Black Pride vote. It is a sad reminder of how low the bar is in much of black America.....


8 posted on 05/14/2012 8:44:55 PM PDT by hatfieldmccoy (It's not racism..... it's probability, actuarial tables, statistics. Facts are stubborn things.)
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To: mardi59

shout it out LOUD. There is no section of the population that is utterly lost to the democrats.


9 posted on 05/14/2012 8:47:33 PM PDT by Cronos (**Marriage is about commitment, cohabitation is about convenience.**)
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To: Secret Agent Man
We condemn him. we will still vote for him though.

Precisely.

10 posted on 05/14/2012 8:49:12 PM PDT by Washi (Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse, one head-shot at a time.)
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To: DogByte6RER

I watched the blonde haired spitter bully and berate some black pastors on MSNBC tonight. They were far more polite than they needed to be.


11 posted on 05/14/2012 8:50:10 PM PDT by Last Dakotan
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To: sickoflibs

Have Christians been upset at Newsweek for using a Christian symbol to anoint Obama’s decision as Jesus like, or Saint like?

“Often, Christ’s halo is quartered by the lines of a cross or inscribed with three bands, interpreted to signify His position in the Trinity. Round halos are typically used to signify saints, meaning those people considered as spiritually gifted. A cross within a halo is most often used to represent Jesus. Triangular halos are used for representations of the Trinity. Square halos are used to depict unusually saintly living personages.”


12 posted on 05/14/2012 9:03:32 PM PDT by ansel12 (When immutable definition of Bible marriage of One Man, One Woman, is in jeopardy, call the Mormon.)
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To: sickoflibs

That’s one putrid man.


13 posted on 05/14/2012 9:06:27 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: DogByte6RER
Gay is the new cool. At least in our media circles. We'll see how it plays in Peoria.


14 posted on 05/14/2012 9:07:49 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: hatfieldmccoy
RE :”And now for an “Oh Plueeez” moment. A majority of black Americans have their mouths super glued to the Federal government teat. The Bamster could have somebody operating a gay male prostitution business out of the Whitehouse basement and they would still vote Bamster. They would call it a Black Pride vote. It is a sad reminder of how low the bar is in much of black America.

BLA-BLA-BLA.

Newsweek did us a favor this time. A shame Barney Frank wasn't in the background.

15 posted on 05/14/2012 9:19:04 PM PDT by sickoflibs (Romney is a liberal. Just watch him closely try to screw us.)
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To: DogByte6RER

We all know the Left’s method is to inflitrate and subvert whitey Christians in their own churches and institutions. Homos have conquered many White chruches. Now with Obammy, they are progressing to Black churches.

LOl lol lol lol lol.

What comes around goes around and goes around and goes around. Black churches will fold like a house of cards. Their love of skin outweighs their love of Jesus’ truth.


16 posted on 05/14/2012 9:26:30 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: SaraJohnson

So you believe black churches will join “whitey Christians” in apostasy and that seems hilarious to you?


17 posted on 05/14/2012 10:01:14 PM PDT by Waryone
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To: DogByte6RER

It’s highly likely he’ll still get their pulpits pushing his party and 90% of the Black vote come November.


18 posted on 05/14/2012 10:21:46 PM PDT by newzjunkey (I advocate separation of school and sport)
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To: Waryone

yep. Sorry. :)


19 posted on 05/14/2012 10:25:31 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: dead

Awesome, is this the reincarnation of Franklin Marshall Davis? Tadpoles evolve, Obummer remains in the SWAMP!


20 posted on 05/14/2012 10:31:56 PM PDT by Squat (Deport the illegals now! Turn Home Depot's into the prisons to hold the illegals!.)
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To: DogByte6RER
 
Marriage = One Man and One Woman
Til' Death Do Us Part

21 posted on 05/14/2012 10:38:48 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: DogByte6RER

This is step way too far.
Time for a serious backlash.


22 posted on 05/14/2012 10:43:40 PM PDT by Hokestuk
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To: Secret Agent Man

Like Oprah. “I will not campaign for him but I will vote for him.”

For what he did to her she should actively campaign to remove him and show his spoiled entitled ass who controls things.


23 posted on 05/14/2012 10:53:52 PM PDT by liberty or death
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To: DogByte6RER

The Democrats want to first molest the minds of children and then molest their bodies later.

People just don’t want to pay public welfare benefits for two lunatics sodding off all day.

Muslims would just kill homosexuals.

Taking into consideration broken clocks tell the correct time twice each day, maybe “spread the other cheek” is not a good public policy.

In your unabridged Oxford Dictionaries, the word “faggotry” denotes the bundling of steel to be hammered or rolled together.

Mammalian evolution is entirely heterosexual.

 Monogamy is not required for evolution, monogamy is a tenet of religion.

To prohibit polyandry and polygyny is an ecclesiastic rule of law.

To establish an ecclesiastic standard of monogamy for homosexuals is nothing but RELIGIOUS FAGGOTRY.

Democrats live in a fantasy world where fairies wave magic wands over their anus and babies materialize out of thin air.

All men are born of a woman.

If you have to tell grown men that babies will not come out of their rectums, there is no hope for any rational discourse...


24 posted on 05/14/2012 11:03:50 PM PDT by Sir Francis Dashwood ("Arjuna, why have you have dropped your bow???")
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To: DogByte6RER

Mox nix, they will still preach to vote for the ONE.


25 posted on 05/15/2012 12:09:06 AM PDT by Sea Parrot (I'll be a nice to you as you'll let me be, or as mean as you make me be.)
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To: liberty or death

...”Like Oprah. “I will not campaign for him but I will vote for him.”

For what he did to her she should actively campaign to remove him and show his spoiled entitled ass who controls things”...

Some of these black pastors might be thinking Obama does not share their convictions and that could take precedence over skin color for quite a few black Christians. There are wonderful black folks out there who, even if they don’t know it, have way more in common with other races than they do with Obama because he is not of their culture. He has not lived it, nor has he lived the hardship most whites have endured. I think Oprah gets it..She will just not let the public know...


26 posted on 05/15/2012 2:25:17 AM PDT by jazzlite (esat)
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To: DogByte6RER

Stop thinking all black folks are gonna fall in lock step...

If the idiot at Pennsylvania Ave most recent sellout had no affect on how the black community may vote (or if they vote), we wouldn’t even see news articles such as these. For those of you that were not raised in the hood, allow me to spell it out to you: Bonehead hit a 3rd rail in the black community.

I can also say that I have heard MANY of my fellow black folks stated they won’t be voting for him again (there have also been a few on TV). And do you know how many Tea Party groups were started by black folks? Are you aware of how many black folks have been ASSAULTED at tea party rallies by leftists?

... and these were people who made this decision long before he decided to go rainbow.

Permission to be speak freely in Freeperland?

Thank you.

Folks, by ringing your hands thinking that all blacks are just stupid and vote for this idiot just because he is black , we are missing a golden opportunity. Fact is most blacks for democrat because the biggest employer in the black community is (surprise!)Government. So, unfortunate for many, voting for big government is a ‘pocketbook’ issue. I don’t like it either, but that’s the way it is.

But few thing pisses your average black person off more than some (biting my tongue) will stand up and claim their behavioral choice is equivalent to the civil rights movement of the past. Don’t believe me? Go find that black person you know and present that to them. Then stand back and watch the response. If I wanted to, I can decide to stop being a heterosexual tomorrow. But I can’t decide to become caucasian or hispanic next week. Sorry.

As for voting for president just because he is black, that may have worked in 2008, but this is 2012. He’s got a record. And if we can knock that 95% number even down to about 70%, that alone puts 8-10 blue states IN PLAY.

Some of you have written that if blacks don’t care about pols who support abortions, why would they care about one supporting the rainbow agenda?

ANS: many of them do, and you will hear the pastors scream against this as well(if you don’t believe me, go to a black church and get an earful). And btw, please do not believe every black pastor shares the views of the loud mouths from Chicago.

The Tea Party Types need a bonafied outreach program to minority communities right now. I could easily make point after point on how That idiot’s policies have directly impacted the black community - which by the way has gotten WORSE during his tenure (remember Michelle Bachmann talking about that?). And don’t think black folks haven’t noticed, either. The crap you see on that boob tube about blacks is only what they want you to see. And of one even thinks of stepping of the reservation... well, go ask Herman Cain or Juan Williams what can happen to you

I’ve already written too much when I should be working. But I’ll close by asking everyone that hasn’t seen it a previous post that I wrote when the that idiot hit the political 3rd rail last week

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2882807/posts

See Post #26

jimjohn - out


27 posted on 05/15/2012 3:21:46 AM PDT by jimjohn
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To: DogByte6RER

““He has said to his base, African-Americans, ‘I am going against your beliefs and your thoughts,’” Burns said.”

Of course, the 95% of blacks who voted for obama will vote again for the bastard because he does flow with their thoughts and beliefs when it comes to their government checks.


28 posted on 05/15/2012 4:40:34 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: jimjohn

Good post JJ...


29 posted on 05/15/2012 6:14:21 AM PDT by subterfuge (BUILD MORE NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS NOW!!!)
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To: DogByte6RER
It's NOT a popcorn issue.

Black pastors are standing up to the liberal elite machine - and it's been a long time coming.. We should be standing with these black ministers - in solidarity against their elite masters.

It takes courage to face down liberal thugs - their minions are everywhere - ready to mock any challenge to their authority.

30 posted on 05/15/2012 6:52:14 AM PDT by GOPJ ( "A Dog In Every Pot" - freeper ETL)
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To: jimjohn
Excellent post, JJ !

The fact that this thread originated from CBS Ballmer (!) is (imho) more evidence of the iceberg rising.

Given the historic strength of religious conservatism amongst the black demographic in America,
I think Ø has truly crapped in the proverbial messkit with this support of the nauseating vileness practiced by Sodomites.

And so the question becomes, in respect of the personal moral compass of said demographic, and regardless any 'outreach' or lack thereof :
Does each individual have the courage to vote their own conscience in spite of those whose sole aim is to pimp them into continued søcialist servitude ?

Because at the end of the day, all the sermons etc notwithstanding, it's a matter of personal integrity and living inside one's own skin, no matter its color.

31 posted on 05/15/2012 7:45:43 AM PDT by tomkat (stop that !)
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To: jimjohn

BUMP


32 posted on 05/15/2012 10:55:10 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: DogByte6RER; Abundy; Albion Wilde; AlwaysFree; AnnaSASsyFR; bayliving; BFM; cindy-true-supporter; ..

And now, it’s Blacks vs. gays in the Obamao electorate.

Maryland “Freak State” PING!


33 posted on 05/15/2012 9:29:54 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Occupy DC General Assembly: We are Marxist tools. WE ARE MARXIST TOOLS!)
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