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Anti-Gay Black Pastors Say You’re Their Enemy If You Support Marriage Equality
Newsone ^ | May 23, 2014 | Michael Arceneaux

Posted on 05/23/2014 2:08:31 PM PDT by nickcarraway

Yesterday, Pennsylvania became the latest state to rid itself of its ban on same sex marriage. Days prior, Oregon also struck down its ban. Today, a new Gallup poll reveals that 55 percent of Americans now support marriage equality– the highest percentage on record. Other states will soon follow, which is exactly why it’s not far off to assume that Justice Anthony Kennedy may be responsible for making marriage equality the rule of law across the country sooner than later.

And yet, it was only a week ago that a bunch of sourpuss, Bible-toting but not necessarily comprehending Black pastors were out making the media rounds to declare that “the fight is on.” Yes, Pastor Ronald Caldwell of Burnette Inspiration Baptist Church of Detroit told a flock of fools that when it comes to supporters of gay marriage, “You are my enemy! Anybody that’s an enemy of God is an enemy of mine. And now the fight is on! We’ve come together to say, ‘Hell no. We’re not going to sit back.’”

Now, this is a man who lives in Detroit, a city which far more serious matters to concern itself with besides whether two gays get married. One would think a Christian pastor in a poverty-stricken town would know this. After all, Jesus thought poverty was a big no-no, so he’d probably be more inclined to tell his flock to go after the Koch Brothers than your gay uncle and lesbian auntie. Unfortunately, that’d be too much like right, now wouldn’t it, saints?

No? Well, I’d like to extend another hell no to Rev. Stacey Swimp of Flint, Michigan, who told the audience that same-sex marriage will “destroy the backbone of our society.” What great society is she trying to salvage? The one that doesn’t value her life as a woman, as a Black person, and especially as a Black woman?

That reminds me, I sure hope Swimp wasn’t on her menstrual cycle when she was condemning the gays. You know, given “the Bible says…” something to the effect of, “Eww, nasty woman!” in its text on that issue. Funny, how we pick and choose what to believe, huh?

Meanwhile, White pastors like Rev. Rex Evans, pastor of Free Will Baptist Church in Ypsilanti, Michigan, are joining them in the right. On the big bad gay marriage trend, Evans claims, “We love everybody, but we don’t love the (gay) lifestyle. It’s time to take our nation back.”

A White man talking about “taking our nation back.” Sound familiar? I thought so, which is why I’m unsure why Black Christians would be tagging themselves into this fight. After all, Christian dogma was once used against them. How soon we forget.

Enter the very much Black Rev. Rader Johnson of Greater Bibleway Temple in Bay City, Michigan, who said, “We believe in the Judeo-Christian conception on which America was founded upon.” So the slaughter of indigenous people and the enslavement of millions of Africans? Point and laugh, everyone. Rev. Rader earned it.

Frankly, there’s no sense in being too upset about this. All of the aforementioned will be remembered as nothing more than relics of ignorance and intolerance. Nonetheless, I’m just going to sit here and sing Mia X’s “You Don’t Want 2 Go To War.” This fight is almost over and it’s pretty evident which side is going to win.


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1 posted on 05/23/2014 2:08:31 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Dripping with condescension and a sort of tacit elitism towards them “dumb black relics”.

Justice belongs to God, and one day this writer will bite the dist and stand before the throne before being cast into the pit.

And the battle is a global battle in which those pushing perversion are becoming increasingly isolated to the dead continent of Europe and North America


2 posted on 05/23/2014 2:12:45 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: nickcarraway

I’m sure they voted for McCain and Romney. /s


3 posted on 05/23/2014 2:13:19 PM PDT by mothball
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To: nickcarraway
"So the slaughter of indigenous people and the enslavement of millions of Africans?"

What idiocy. That is not part of Judeo-Christian tradition. And it happens to be Christians who did most of the work to get blacks freed from slavery.
4 posted on 05/23/2014 2:13:39 PM PDT by Telepathic Intruder (The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
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To: nickcarraway

Comment?


5 posted on 05/23/2014 2:17:37 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: nickcarraway
"Pennsylvania became the latest state to rid itself of its ban on same sex marriage."

A FEDERAL judge throws out Pennsylvania's ban and this is "ridding itself" of its ban? How did the people of Pennsylvania do that? Did they elect this stupid judge?

6 posted on 05/23/2014 2:18:54 PM PDT by Da Bilge Troll (Defeatism is not a winning strategy!)
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To: nickcarraway

This article is not fit for publication and crosses the line of decency. Additionally, the writer attacks Christians in a manner that is unjustified.


7 posted on 05/23/2014 2:21:21 PM PDT by Oliviaforever
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To: nickcarraway

Funny how this coon mislead his dumb as a rock readers, the States did not strike down the ban, a few Liberal Judges did! You have be completely stupid to believe anything that comes out of this clowns mouth.


8 posted on 05/23/2014 2:22:28 PM PDT by Trueblackman (As a Conservative, I am proud to be on the Obama's enemy list and on the right side of history..)
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To: Da Bilge Troll

“A FEDERAL judge throws out Pennsylvania’s ban and this is “ridding itself” of its ban? How did the people of Pennsylvania do that? Did they elect this stupid judge?”

The state’s Republican governor was elected by the people and is now refusing to carry out the will of the people that elected him.


9 posted on 05/23/2014 2:23:01 PM PDT by Oliviaforever
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To: nickcarraway

“Michael Arceneaux is a [...] Howard-educated writer, and [...] an aspiring private dancer.” (http://newsone.com/author/ionemarceneaux/)


10 posted on 05/23/2014 2:23:53 PM PDT by ConservingFreedom (A goverrnment strong enough to impose your standards is strong enough to ban them.)
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To: nickcarraway

People with enlightened Christian morals, and life principles that mean something to them, will not go easy into that dark night of perverted sexuality, nor will they help society get to that dark place. All the harassment in the world from intolerant fags isn’t going to change things.


11 posted on 05/23/2014 2:37:43 PM PDT by pallis
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To: nickcarraway

Odd as it seems, many true black men resent their struggle for civil rights being compared to the sordid life-style choices of a few down-low rump wranglers.


12 posted on 05/23/2014 2:44:03 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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13 posted on 05/23/2014 2:46:27 PM PDT by deoetdoctrinae (Gun-free zones are playgrounds for felons.)
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To: Da Bilge Troll

bttt


14 posted on 05/23/2014 2:51:20 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Trueblackman

Federal judges appear to be taking over the decision making for us residents in Michigan.

First the gay marriage ban we voted for and today a judge put John Conyers on the ballot in violation of longstanding state law. (The same law that kept Thaddeus McCotter off the ballot a couple years ago)


15 posted on 05/23/2014 3:06:16 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: Trueblackman

You said a funny....


16 posted on 05/23/2014 3:09:09 PM PDT by KC Burke (Officially since Memorial Day they are the Gimmie-crat Party.ha)
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To: nickcarraway
The fags think they've won. But they can pass all the laws they want, get all the court rulings they want, prance around the streets all they want. They will never change the fact that what they're doing is vile, deviant, and an abomination. And they will never convince everyone that they are "married" to another person of the same sex.

Never.

So who won?

17 posted on 05/23/2014 3:26:06 PM PDT by IronJack
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“Yesterday, Pennsylvania became the latest state to rid itself of its ban on same sex marriage.”

A federal judge overruling a referendum is hardly what I would call what a ‘state’ is doing. The state did the opposite, and this man, a single judge, dictatorially overruled them.

So let’s call things the way they are. A dictator ordered the state to obey his will, against their better wishes and judgment. Pennsylvania is no longer a free state, but the subjects of an imperious, tyrannical federal judge.


18 posted on 05/23/2014 3:59:40 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy ("Don't compare me to the almighty, compare me to the alternative." -Obama, 09-24-11)
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To: nickcarraway
The dumb quote from the article: Jesus thought poverty was a big no-no

Hardly. Jesus was realistic about different economic classes as is the bible. "The poor you will have with you always" is pretty insightful and the exact opposite of what the article is quoted as saying.

19 posted on 05/23/2014 4:31:10 PM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: nickcarraway
That's a laugh! They'll just continue to pull the Democrat lever and ensure the triumph of the homosexual agenda. Besides, they can't get sidetracked by such "non-issues" when whitey is out there.

And why is it that every single Black Democrat (including the clergy) who get involved in politics never utter a word on moral issues?

20 posted on 05/23/2014 4:59:36 PM PDT by Zionist Conspirator (The Left: speaking power to truth since Shevirat HaKelim.)
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To: mothball

> I’m sure they voted for McCain and Romney. /s

Yeah, but both these creeps support the perversion of marrige.


21 posted on 05/24/2014 8:53:03 AM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: nickcarraway

The author is black, male, and Harvard educated.

Where is the Delete button when one needs it.


22 posted on 05/24/2014 9:42:28 AM PDT by GladesGuru (Islam Delenda Est - because of what Islam is and because of what Muslims do.)
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To: ConservingFreedom

““Michael Arceneaux is a [...] Howard-educated writer, and [...] an aspiring private dancer.”

“Private dancer” - is that what used to be called a plain old ‘chicken choker’?


23 posted on 05/24/2014 9:45:50 AM PDT by GladesGuru (Islam Delenda Est - because of what Islam is and because of what Muslims do.)
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Harvard educated.

I read it that way too at first ... it's actually Howard.

24 posted on 05/24/2014 10:02:10 AM PDT by ConservingFreedom (A goverrnment strong enough to impose your standards is strong enough to ban them.)
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To: GladesGuru
“Private dancer” - is that what used to be called a plain old ‘chicken choker’?

I'm not sure, but whatever it is I don't think the black pastors would approve. (Tina Turner had a song about it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d4QnalIHlVc&feature=kp.)

25 posted on 05/24/2014 10:04:24 AM PDT by ConservingFreedom (A goverrnment strong enough to impose your standards is strong enough to ban them.)
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To: xzins
"The poor you will have with you always" is pretty insightful and the exact opposite of what the article is quoted as saying.

Scripture repeatedly charges us to care for the poor - but who knows whether that was the article's point? The whole article is not so much a thought as a tantrum set to print.

26 posted on 05/24/2014 10:07:40 AM PDT by ConservingFreedom (A goverrnment strong enough to impose your standards is strong enough to ban them.)
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