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Black Pastors Meet in Virginia to Discuss Support for Obama
Christian Post ^ | September 4, 2012 | Michael Gryboski

Posted on 09/04/2012 3:41:07 PM PDT by HokieMom

A group of black pastors in Virginia held a meeting to discuss how to encourage their congregations to vote for President Barack Obama.

Around two dozen clergy from various churches in the area met for two hours on Saturday in Chesapeake, discussing possible ideas for motivating support for Obama among their congregations. "We are concerned that many of our congregants are developing an aversion to supporting the president at the polls," read the invite email, which was sent out last month.

The major concern among the clergy was that Obama's support for same-sex marriage would prompt many African Americans to refuse to vote for Obama come November. Since President Obama announced that he had changed his position on same-sex marriage from opposition to support, many black pastors have stated their opposition to voting for Obama in the 2012 presidential election.

Read more at http://www.christianpost.com/news/black-pastors-meet-in-va-to-discuss-support-for-obama-81083/#iIJ6v6ez1bFUzpcR.99

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: bho2012; blackchurch; blackvote; christians; christianvote; pastors

1 posted on 09/04/2012 3:41:17 PM PDT by HokieMom
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To: HokieMom

Support the down-low?


2 posted on 09/04/2012 3:43:16 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie
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To: HokieMom

I hope they have flame retardant suits.


3 posted on 09/04/2012 3:43:35 PM PDT by mardi59 (t)
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To: The_Media_never_lie

Sorry, I have no faith,,,the African American vote will go to O,,Christian or not. It’s just a given.


4 posted on 09/04/2012 3:44:03 PM PDT by austinaero (Obama or America - can't have both)
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To: HokieMom

Oh silly me, I thought this type of thing was illegal.

Cant have tax-exempt religious institutions being used for politics, can we....unless you are black and left-wing.


5 posted on 09/04/2012 3:45:09 PM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: HokieMom

Obama could wipe his arse with the Bible and wizz on the cross, yet way too many Black Christians will STILL vote for him.

They are black first and Christian second.


6 posted on 09/04/2012 3:45:45 PM PDT by Le Chien Rouge
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To: HokieMom
It disgusts, frustrates and saddens me that millions of Christians support Obama because of his agenda of envy, jealousy, covetousness, bitterness and theft. Somehow all that sin gets repackaged as goodness and light, love and charity. Heaven help us.
7 posted on 09/04/2012 3:46:44 PM PDT by all the best (`~!)
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To: HokieMom

So brothas and sistas in tribal trumps bros and sis’s in Christ.


8 posted on 09/04/2012 3:51:04 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: Le Chien Rouge

Well what do you expect when you have congregations that go out and part and get drunk Friday and Saturday nights then go to church to repent on Sunday? Very common in black churches. This doesn’t apply to all of them though. There are many that follow the Word. It’s just that the artiers ill probably vote for Obama.


9 posted on 09/04/2012 3:52:21 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: HokieMom

Which part of "Vote fo' obama or else" you don' unnerstand, honkey?

10 posted on 09/04/2012 3:54:14 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (obozo could bring back literal slavery with chains and still he will get 97+% of the black vote)
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To: all the best
Somehow all that sin gets repackaged as goodness and light, love and charity. Heaven help us.

Liberalspeek 101....

Dilute the real meaning of the words____(fill in the blank)____.

Use "purifying" synonyms to dissolve the bitterness, the anguish, the agony, the disgust of these words, leaving an "antiseptic" version of the truth.
Use words like "Choice, Gay, Public Assistance, Fairness...." instead.

11 posted on 09/04/2012 3:57:19 PM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: HokieMom
The Pastors should support their country - not their race. As the man stated, "...if the job isn't being done, then you have to let him go..." Clint Eastwood.
12 posted on 09/04/2012 3:57:22 PM PDT by yoe
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To: HokieMom

My mom just told me she won’t vote for Obama this time because of his support for gays. My jaw dropped and I thought to myself, “That’s the only reason?!” She will vote for Romney instead. I think she even liked what she heard during the RNC convention.


13 posted on 09/04/2012 3:58:42 PM PDT by rabidralph (http://www.patriotcalendars.com/)
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To: rabidralph

Awesome! Praise the Lord :^)


14 posted on 09/04/2012 3:59:36 PM PDT by HokieMom (Pacepa : Can the U.S. afford a president who can't recognize anti-Americanism?)
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To: The_Media_never_lie

What the heck happened to this bunch ignoring the “I have a Dream” Speach that they preach every year on ML King Day? You know, . . .”judge a man by his character, and not by the color of his skin”. Looks to me like they are totally ignoring their boy ML King’s advice.


15 posted on 09/04/2012 4:01:56 PM PDT by Mr. Wright
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To: HokieMom

Those Pastors, and the rest of black America, should remember that it was the Democrats that defended and supported slavery and its expansion to the new States prior to the Civil War....it was the new Republican party that fought against slavery.


16 posted on 09/04/2012 4:03:53 PM PDT by Ed Story
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To: austinaero

Yep, color trumps all, eventually.


17 posted on 09/04/2012 4:04:30 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Don't be afraid to see what you see. (Ronald Reagan))
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To: HokieMom

There is going to be a hot place in Hell for these wicked so called shepherds. What a disgraceful!


18 posted on 09/04/2012 4:07:36 PM PDT by MrDem (Founder: Democrats for Cheney/Palin 2012)
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To: HokieMom

I can hear them now: “Just ‘cause he encourages folks who confuse the anus with the vagina ain’t no reason to get all wee-weed up.”


19 posted on 09/04/2012 4:13:34 PM PDT by Fester Chugabrew (Kyrie Eleison)
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To: HokieMom

Because race and skin tone trumps Biblical pricipals right? Cowards! They will reap their reward!


20 posted on 09/04/2012 4:21:54 PM PDT by vpintheak (Occupy your Brain!)
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To: HokieMom
Just discuss what Obama believes in.

Like the option to kill the congregation's unborn members, even if they survive the first attempt. Or paying people to do nothing, which keeps them caught in a cycle of disenfranchisement and dependency on a benevolent benefactor. Or what about how Obama tries to make people dislike one another because some have more money? (As I recall, the bible gives two enthusiastic thumbs up to envy.) And there's the ever popular support of gay marriage, which the rich white liberals demanded and got. The bible gives that one a hearty endorsement, too, so no problems there.

Black pastors should have no problem encouraging their congregations to vote for Obama! He's the recipe for a crime-ridden, aborted, disheartened, frustrated, unemployed utopian black community!

/s

21 posted on 09/04/2012 4:24:19 PM PDT by Feline_AIDS (A gun in hand is better than a cop on the phone.)
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To: HokieMom

Yeah, one person at a time. I’m pretty sure my dad will follow suit.


22 posted on 09/04/2012 4:25:19 PM PDT by rabidralph (http://www.patriotcalendars.com/)
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To: HokieMom

Come on, pastors - get past the “black” and look what this a-hole is doing to the country - and to you!


23 posted on 09/04/2012 4:31:02 PM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: HokieMom
Those who don't want to except that Obama has a Black voter problem have to have the courage to face truth and stop worrying about “jinxing” something. When was the last time Black ministers had to meet to decide how to sell a Democrat?
24 posted on 09/04/2012 4:32:51 PM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: MrDem

Dathans, looking to keep their people in Egypt.


25 posted on 09/04/2012 4:41:48 PM PDT by Fred Hayek (The Democratic Party is the operational wing of CPUSA.)
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To: HokieMom

cuzz you know, if them Republicans win, black chuirches will burn...


26 posted on 09/04/2012 4:47:41 PM PDT by dps.inspect (rage against the Obama machine...)
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To: HokieMom

I find this bewildering.

If the pastors cannot come up with reasons to get their congregations to vote for Obama, why do they feel the need to try to convince them in the first place?

It just makes no sense (not to mention that it’s illegal).


27 posted on 09/04/2012 4:50:35 PM PDT by MV=PY (The Magic Question: Who's paying for it?)
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To: HokieMom
Isaiah 5:20 -- "Woe to those who call evil good and good evil...."

its impossible for a born-again child of God to either be a democrat or to vote for someone who promotes evil like obama does.

28 posted on 09/04/2012 4:59:23 PM PDT by kingattax (99 % of liberals give the rest a bad name)
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To: HokieMom

Too bad they didn’t have Reverend Manning down to tell them “..how the cow ate the cabbage...” He had been straight up Dear Leader from the beginning...


29 posted on 09/04/2012 5:01:57 PM PDT by jennings2004 (News flash! The 58th State has been found, it's OIHO....LOL)
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To: kingattax

You are SOOOO correct. Not to mention, we KNOW obama is a muslim islam and no black pastor SHOULD vote for such filth.


30 posted on 09/04/2012 5:07:10 PM PDT by SAR
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To: freedumb2003

0bama is there. He is there twice....See the chairs?

And yes, that was physically threatening.

Then again, 0bama, Ayres and Farrakhan walked in to vote in 2008 at the same time. You can’t find those pix/vids anymore.


31 posted on 09/04/2012 5:10:01 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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32 posted on 09/04/2012 5:11:40 PM PDT by randita
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To: HokieMom

I guess they like a Muslim president


33 posted on 09/04/2012 5:22:49 PM PDT by uncbob
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To: combat_boots

>>Then again, 0bama, Ayres and Farrakhan walked in to vote in 2008 at the same time. You can’t find those pix/vids anymore.<<
Sounds like a “bar” joke. obozo, ayers and ferrekhan walk into a bar. They look at each other and say “who plays the race card for free drinks today?”

Or something like that...


34 posted on 09/04/2012 5:26:36 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (obozo could bring back literal slavery with chains and still he will get 97+% of the black vote)
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To: austinaero

>>Sorry, I have no faith,,,the African American vote will go to O,,Christian or not. It’s just a given.<<

IMHO my tag says it all


35 posted on 09/04/2012 5:30:53 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (obozo could bring back literal slavery with chains and still he will get 97+% of the black vote)
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To: HokieMom

What is there to discuss? If the Democrats leave God out of their platform, what good then is a Pastor when you deny the Word of God? Does that mean that they will put obama first, over God?

Thou shall have no other gods before me. Exodus 20:3

Yet ye have forsaken me, and served other gods: wherefore I will deliver you no more. Judges 10:13


36 posted on 09/04/2012 5:31:12 PM PDT by parthian shot
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To: HokieMom
"Blood is thicker than water."

Quite apart from Obama's support for same-sex "marriage," they should be offended by his war on freedom of religion. Just because it is directed at the Catholic Church now doesn't mean it won't impact Protestants later.

37 posted on 09/04/2012 5:34:08 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: HokieMom

yeah, it must be tough for them to decide skin color versus soul. After all, their skin color links them to this horrible president. But their endorsements of his pro-abortion stance, his death panels under Obamacare, his hidden muslim allegiance, and his support of communism (which is anti-God), eternally damns their souls. Tough choice (sarcasm).

Maybe they should start thinking about their ETERNAL futures instead of their immediate circumstances? And the same goes for the souls in their congregations. God has little patience with those who steer His sheep in wrong directions!


38 posted on 09/04/2012 5:34:08 PM PDT by sassy steel magnolia (USAF life and Navy wife...God Bless the USA!)
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To: freedumb2003

Yep...so several hundred ministers meet and tell their members not to vote for Obama. And...Mitt gains several hundred votes while their members vote for Obama anyways. Its a nice gesture but will have little impact on the general.


39 posted on 09/04/2012 6:03:52 PM PDT by JohnD9207 (Mitt better grow a pair or this thing will be over soon.)
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