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Black pastors group launches anti-Obama campaign around gay marriage
CNN ^ | July 31, 2012 | Dan Merica

Posted on 07/31/2012 5:51:39 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012

Washington (CNN) – A group of conservative black pastors are responding to President Barack Obama’s support of same-sex marriage with what they say will be a national campaign aimed at rallying black Americans to rethink their overwhelming support of the President, though the group’s leader is offering few specifics about the effort.

The Rev. Williams Owens, who is president and founder of the Coalition of African-Americans Pastors and the leader of the campaign, has highlighted opposition to same-sex marriage among African-Americans. He calls this campaign “an effort to save the family.”

(Excerpt) Read more at politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bho2012; blackchurch; blackvote; christianvote; homosexualagenda; pastors; samesexmarriage

1 posted on 07/31/2012 5:51:44 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: ilovesarah2012

Racists... errr, never mind.


2 posted on 07/31/2012 5:58:29 PM PDT by arkady_renko
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To: ilovesarah2012

Conservative blacks are legion. ‘bout damn time they found their voice.


3 posted on 07/31/2012 6:02:27 PM PDT by upchuck ("Definition of 'racist:' someone that is winning an argument with a liberal." ~ Peter Brimelow)
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To: arkady_renko

shucks, i was going to post that!

blessings, bobo


4 posted on 07/31/2012 6:02:27 PM PDT by bobo1
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To: ilovesarah2012

Obama will only get 96% instead of 97% of black votes now.


5 posted on 07/31/2012 6:04:22 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: arkady_renko
Racists... errr, never mind.

I love it, I've been (errrr) called that too.
6 posted on 07/31/2012 6:14:19 PM PDT by ForAmerica (Texas Conservative Christian Black Man!)
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To: EEGator
Obama will only get 96% instead of 97% of black votes now.

What about 2016? There will almost certainly not be another black man running for president on the democrat side. Yet the gay marriage plank will still be in the democrat platform. Who will the black church go to then? The NAACP will stay democrat, but there are a lot of blacks who will say to themselves, I am not leaving the party, it is leaving me.

7 posted on 07/31/2012 6:17:05 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: ilovesarah2012

Good for these pastors! Every move that is made toward a moral society deserves our praise.


8 posted on 07/31/2012 6:18:07 PM PDT by arasina (So there.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

I think Black Pastors may be one of the few groups that could make a difference in restoring family values to the inner city ghetto culture.

They need to kick some sense into the bangers.


9 posted on 07/31/2012 6:25:53 PM PDT by Gabrial (The nightmare will continue as long as the nightmare is in the White House)
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To: Vince Ferrer

I disagree, but time will tell. Free stuff and down with whitey will win.


10 posted on 07/31/2012 6:25:53 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: Gabrial

Could be interesting to see what they do in Chicago.


11 posted on 07/31/2012 6:33:17 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: arasina

I agree. They know the outcome of rejecting God’s laws.


12 posted on 07/31/2012 6:34:21 PM PDT by Gabrial (The nightmare will continue as long as the nightmare is in the White House)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Once again the teachers lounge Marxists step on their collective ties.


13 posted on 07/31/2012 6:36:14 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: ilovesarah2012

Chick-Fil-A needs to send this man a large donation. Watching the left convulse would be fun.


14 posted on 07/31/2012 6:38:44 PM PDT by Tex-Con-Man (T. Coddington Van Voorhees VII 2012 - "Together, I Shall Ride You To Victory")
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To: arasina

I really didn’t think they had it in them... I honestly thought they saw, keeping a black president in office as the holy grail of black politics and not even Jesus Christ could get between them and their man... thank God there are still some God fearing folks out there in the black spiritual community... thanks for taking a stand for Jesus my black Christian brothers and sisters.


15 posted on 07/31/2012 6:58:33 PM PDT by dps.inspect (rage against the Obama machine...)
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To: arasina

Bump.


16 posted on 07/31/2012 6:59:25 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: ilovesarah2012

So it will be interesting to see these pastors targeted and smeared in the same manner as Chik-Fil-A.


17 posted on 07/31/2012 7:08:29 PM PDT by JudyinCanada
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To: JudyinCanada

We know that won’t happen, just like they won’t target and smear muslims who believe in killing homosexuals.


18 posted on 07/31/2012 7:18:22 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: EEGator
I disagree, but time will tell. Free stuff and down with whitey will win.

It isn't just time, it is time and effort. If we reach out to them and candidates make the effort, conservatives can pick these people up. Remember, I am not writing about every black person, but the "black church." Yes, there are some Reverend Wrights, but there are far more churches that are very conservative culturally.

19 posted on 07/31/2012 7:19:24 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: ilovesarah2012

Black Christians gave Bush the Younger his second term because Kerry was pro-abortion and pro-homosexual marriage.

Rove courted Black pastors in Ohio and the increase in the Black vote for Bush in 04 over 02 was more than the total difference between him and Kerry in Ohio.

Had he lost Ohio, Florida would have been meaningless. He would have been a one term president like his father.

Romney will not draw as many votes away from Obama. However, he could draw enough votes to swing a tight race. So this is a very good sign.


20 posted on 07/31/2012 7:30:17 PM PDT by SUSSA
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To: ilovesarah2012
I wonder how many freepers would believe me if I told them that in a close race, THIS could be Romney's ace card into the white house? (pun intended)

But seriously folks...

Sorry for repeating myself once again, but I made this statement awhile back on this subject. As we get closer to the Day of Reckoning (Nov 6), I think it deserves another read for those who haven't read it...

(re: Blacks and the issue of marriage)

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2883786/posts
(see post# 27)

21 posted on 07/31/2012 7:35:24 PM PDT by jimjohn
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To: Gabrial
I think Black Pastors

Yeah, both of them.

22 posted on 07/31/2012 7:39:47 PM PDT by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorist savages, start today.)
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To: ilovesarah2012
Yes of course there will be some here who will scoff but all we need is just the 4 point drop in Black support for Obama down to 91% Rasmussen is reporting tonight coupled with a 4% drop in turnout and Obama can kiss it good bye. We are well on there way to that now
23 posted on 07/31/2012 8:15:47 PM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: jmaroneps37

Do you think that if some black voters publicly express lack of support for BO, then more white voters will be encouraged to drop their support of him as well? Do you think these white voters had been secretly wanting to do so and now feel they have “permission” without the risk of being accused of racism?


24 posted on 07/31/2012 8:25:05 PM PDT by thecodont
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To: ilovesarah2012

The pastors only have to remind their congregations of a very simple example. The temptation of Eve in the Garden of Evil by the devil who promised her everything and then look what happened to her and Adam. Follow God’s laws because He is always faithful, always loving, always truthful. They only need to help them remember that those who tempt you with getting something for nothing only want you to turn your back on God’s values and stop trusting in Him. Politicians who promise you easily gained riches and happiness, just want your votes; they cannot help you make your way into Heaven. They can only make you rely on them and the government for earthly goods. No good ever comes to those who turn away from God and seek things that are not theirs.


25 posted on 07/31/2012 9:20:54 PM PDT by CitizenM (Obama - The architect of the decline of the U.S.)
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To: CitizenM

Whoops...that’s ... Garden of Eden, not Evil! Goodness my bad.


26 posted on 07/31/2012 9:22:45 PM PDT by CitizenM (Obama - The architect of the decline of the U.S.)
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To: CitizenM
Well said! I actually read “Garden of Evil” as “Garden of Eden” when I first read your post. :)
27 posted on 07/31/2012 10:08:17 PM PDT by srmorton (Deut. 30 19: "..I have set before you life and death,....therefore, choose life..")
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To: srmorton

Thank you. It is very basic and simple, isn’t it? Lies are the root of all evil.


28 posted on 08/01/2012 9:07:09 AM PDT by CitizenM (Obama - The architect of the decline of the U.S.)
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To: jimjohn
I hear you, jimjohn.

But let them think what they want to think and say what they want to say.


29 posted on 08/01/2012 1:23:30 PM PDT by rdb3 (We need Ward Cleaver for President. We already have Eddie Haskell. (ATB))
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