Skip to comments.Black Pastors Oppose President, Democrats on Same Sex Marriage
Posted on 08/06/2012 5:16:56 AM PDT by Kaslin
Support for same sex marriage is now in the Democratic Party preliminary platform. Once approved by the full platform committee and voted on at the convention, same sex marriage will have the formal support of the Democratic Party.
But as Democrats institutionalize their support for same sex marriage, their relationship with the Partys most loyal constituency, black Americans, becomes increasingly uneasy.
A new survey just released by the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life shows 65 percent of Democrats supporting same sex marriage compared to just 40 percent of blacks.
A group of 3,700 plus black pastors, the Coalition of African-American Pastors, under the leadership of Rev. William Owens, has moved to formally oppose the Democratic Party and President Obama on this issue.
The group is spearheading a Mandate for Marriage campaign to gather 100,000 signatures on a petition declaring support for traditional marriage and calling on President Obama to repudiate his assertion that gay marriage is a civil right.
These black pastors are not in the business of politics nor are they policy wonks. They are driven by commitment to Biblical truths and the direct challenge to and rejection of these truths by social acceptance of homosexual behavior and same sex marriage.
They dont see Biblical truths as academic points divorced from the practical realities of life. They see them as the rules that sustain life. And they see the crises spreading in their communities and in our nation as acceptance of these truths fall by the wayside.
HIV/AIDS is devastating black America. Reading the grim statistics from the Center for Disease Control makes clear that this plague is driven, first and foremost, by homosexual behavior.
According to the CDC, In 2009, African Americans comprised 14% of the US population but accounted for 44% of all new HIV infections .black men accounted for 70% of the estimated new HIV infections among all blacks black men who have sex with men represented an estimated 73% of new inflections among black men
Research abounds showing the importance of intact traditional family life in the education success of children and of overall economic health.
In recent testimony before the Senate Finance Committee, Ron Haskins of the Brookings Institution noted that individuals who follow three rules complete high school, work full time, and wait until 21 and get married before having a baby have a 2 percent chance of winding up in poverty and a 72 percent chance of being in the middle class.
Since the 1960s, American family life in general has deteriorated with the departure from traditional values and the concomitant growth in government and the welfare state.
But deterioration of black family life has been the most pronounced.
In 2008, according to a Pew Research Center report, 32 percent of black adults were married, compared to 61 percent in 1960.
These black pastors understand that collapse of family, out of wedlock births, single parent households, promiscuity, drugs and crime are the crises undermining black physical and economic health today. And they understand that a society that accepts as valid alternative lifestyles which undermine life sustaining Biblical truths is a society that will inevitably promote and advance this deadly behavior.
And they understand that the weakest communities are the most vulnerable - which means their own communities.
This Coalition of African-American pastors is showing, very much in the spirit of the civil rights movement, that the political choices facing blacks are not limited to deciding which political train to get on. They are jumping up front to influence where the train is going.
Its high time for blacks to serve up some black tea to the Democratic Party, like the Tea Partiers are doing with Republicans, and move to change the values and direction of the party they have loyally supported but thats no longer representing their interests.
All well and good but will it have any real effect on the vote for the Comrade El Presidente Imam Husein Obama ?
“All well and good but will it have any real effect on the vote for the Comrade El Presidente Imam Husein Obama ?”
Only if the Republicans mount an “under the radar” campaign to get the word out...and what are the chances of that?
...but that approach did work in CA, when conservatives went into some of the worst areas and told them about Prop. 8...but no, I’m sure the Dems understand the Republicans well enough to know that we’ll never take that step.
Not buying it.
Notice the carefully placed wording, "on this issue?" I, for one, am not falling for the idea this anything but posturing. Sure, they'll grumble about 0bama's embrace of homosexuality in all things, but they're not going to desert him on election day.
this *is* anything...
I wonder when she thinks the Democrat Party did represent the interests of black Americans.
This reminds me of the recent Sultan Knish article, in which he pointed out that tomorrow's progressive "truth" rewrites the past today, or something to that effect. To wit, when the Democrats decided that "civil rights" benefitted them, they rewrote history to erase their support for slavery and segregation.
Bump to the black pastors. Hopefully they are waking up and realizing that the RATS have never had their best interests at heart.
I say they all cave, sorry to be so cynical, it`s just that we have their track record to go by.
They were not moved by over 60 million abortions of God`s children. They cared less when God`s Word was basically banned from schools/public square.
Why should we think this will change anything? Sure they are spouting out to agree, but overwhelmingly they still say they would never vote GOP under any circumstance.
The vast majority of Black Democrat Churches have trampled on their Christian heritage and spit on Christ.
I pray for them, God be merciful to me a sinner, but I have no reason to believe that this will change. They still have not shown any remorse for their hand in over 60 million abortions. They as a whole could have prevented all of them. Yes other groups such as Catholic Democrats had the same power had they Loved God also.
Our best hope is that some may stay home, but I think for the most part the Black Church is just a social Club
Dear Black Pastors,
You have no real following. Yes, people come to your churches, but they aren’t going to vote against a black Democrat.
I do applaud you for your courage though. It cannot be easy to have taken your stand. But will you take the next step and state that Obama should be defeated?
I have to agree.
It shows the black Pastors know there is a problem, and they know what the problem is.
It will not stop the from voting for Obama even though he is a part of that problem.
With few exceptions, most of these Black pastors are just upset at having privileges based on their ancestry being made equivalent to privileges based on homosexual behavior.
that was supposed to read...sure, they are spouting out to a degree
-———Not buying it.———
Walking around money is provided to smooth the ruffled feathers and ease this issue under the rug
Here in liberal Maryland where Dems have an monopoly Republicans got a repeal of the Democrats same-sex marriage law on this years ballot with the help black and hispanic signatures, black preachers.
My totally unofficial survey talking to people tells me that the more (college) educated blacks (typically government related work) are more supportive of gay marriage laws, ie they call marriage equality, and of illegal immigrants than the less educated ones. You can see what liberals are up to.
In the case of illegal immigration they are protected from losing their jobs by their education unlike the others.
On the other hand, most black men think Obama's a limp-wristed effete sissy. However, because the men don't want to pi$$ off their wives, girlfriends, mothers, or grandmothers, they'll say they support Obama, but will probably skip going to the polls election day.
Sure, blacks will vote 95% Obama. However, just how many are actually going to the polls? I bet a lot of them aren’t too enthusiastic about voting, and a lot of them will “vote” for Romney by simply staying away.
How many average blacks even here about this?
It won’t have any effect on their support for Obama, simply because they will not repudiate a black man who holds the highest office in the land.
On the other hand, if I’m a young conservative black who wants to participate in politics, I’d go after the candidates below the President in black districts and hang gay marriage around their necks.
Although i have seen it coming for years, it is still a shock that same sex marriage could be on any platform.
But if the democrats win in November don,t be suprised if the republicans cave in and we will wind up wondering who the hell we are going to vote for.
Normally i would think that voting for a third party would be just throwing my vote away but if both parties accepts same sex marriage i will vote for a third party.
It is beginning to look like that our enemies are not the people in government or the media but our next door neighbors and our kin, other wise how could any one who even suggested anything like same sex marriage even be considered as being elected to any kind of office.
I believe the only question here is, are the majority of the human race so degenerate that it makes no difference to them? or are they just so much in themselves that they do not see anything happening? or are they just too stupid to be able to go to the polls and place a ballet?.