Skip to comments.'Heart-Broken' Black Pastors Want to Meet Obama Over Gay Marriage
Posted on 06/02/2012 2:59:09 PM PDT by NYer
Influential African-American pastors have requested Attorney General Eric Holder to grant them a meeting with President Barack Obama, saying he broke their hearts by endorsing gay marriage – "something that is simply wrong" – as a civil right.
"We pray for the President ... President Obama is the fulfillment of our dreams for our sons -- and he has broken our hearts by using his power and position to endorse as a civil right something that is simply wrong," the Rev. William Owens, founder and president of the Coalition of African American Pastors (CAAP), wrote in a letter to Holder late Thursday.
The coalition, which comprises of leaders of the black church and civil rights leaders who marched with the Rev. Martin Luther King, decided to seek a meeting with Obama after Holder announced he would speak with 350 black pastors to inform them of their rights in speaking for the president without violating their 501(c)3 status.
Organizations with 501(c)3 status are not allowed to be involved in fundraising, political campaigning or lobbying.
"I would pray you have enough residual respect for this group of clergy, to agree to meet with us and other national leaders to discuss our concerns over your and President Obama's endorsement of gay marriage as a civil right," Owens said in the letter, signed by numerous black pastors. "Some things are bigger than the next election."
A day after voters in North Carolina approved a constitutional ban on gay marriage and civil unions by a large margin, Obama announced May 9 that he supports legalizing same-sex marriage. In response to Obama's stance, the CAAP started gathering signatures on a marriage pledge – signed by over 1,000 African-American clergy and Christians thus far.
They will suck it up!
Brother preachermen, are you now going to support the down-low? What’s next?
Gay marriage, fag month, and black preachers haven’t figured out that their boy is queer.
These Black churches are nothing but a joke resulting from a historical accident. Unlike the Catholic Church with its lineage to Christ, Peter, and the apostles and a Catechism that sets forth core beliefs, these Black Churches are as varied and disgusting as Rev. Wright’s pseudo-Church to those of Joel Osteen. They need to be dissolved.
What’s ridiculous, is that all devout Christians know that being homo is a sin and the muslims (which he are one) are even more hateful of that sin! Severe penalties from the god of the pedophile, muhammad!
The Obamanation thought he could pick up some votes!
Methinks, nay, meknows that this is the dumbest person that was ever elected president, bar none.
It follows that the abortion business kills black children in highly disproportionate numbers. A percentage of blacks will come to the realization that Dems aren't doing them any favors, and are in fact, killing them. What percentage, I don't know, but Obie can't afford to lose many.
This gay thing will exacerbate the retreat.
Wake up, gentlemen. DO NOT vote for the son of Satan OBAMA merely because his skin color matches yours. Read your Bibles, pray and think. Encourage your parishoners to do likewise.
“Influential African-American pastors have requested Attorney General Eric Holder to grant them a meeting with President Barack Obama’”
Now that shows you how stupid I am.
I never knew Eric Holder could grant anyone a meeting with Obama.
“decided to seek a meeting with Obama after Holder announced he would speak with 350 black pastors to inform them of their rights in speaking for the president without violating their 501(c)3 status.”
So now Holder who is supposed to represent all of the people is now going to speak to 350 black pastors to tell them what they can get away with when they tell their parisioners to vote for Obama.
Does this sound a bit racist to anyone else? Especially when Holder decided to turn the New Black Panthers loose when they harrassed voters?
Obama may have stepped in it this time, but no matter whether he did or not, he has established a position that will be nearly impossible to rescind. There will be no way in hell any President to come after Obama will ever be able to rescind the order to allow open homosexuality in our military. He has ruined our military for good and all.
Doesn’t matter what he has done or will do, they will still vote for him!
In other words, if you speak up in support of Obama it isn't a violation of your 501(c)3 status. However, if you speak out AGAINST Obama, then your tax-exempt status is in question...
Cast adrift in the sea of their own stupidity.
I hear a bus idling.
Blinded eyes and sheeples. Take a great conservative mind and Christian Constitutionalist like Alan Keyes. The vast majority of Black leadership totally shuns the man but yet follow after Obama like puppy dogs fawning over the vapid One. Utter madness!
I ask; just what percentage of gay marriage licenses are issued to blacks? Do gay folks marry with a mixed partner?
I believe that the black minister leaders are just being ornery and unless they should wake up tomorrow morning and have turned into a white devil; then fulfill your roll as black leaders and tend to your own flock.
Getting real crowded under the bus there, pastors? He threw your asses under there too. What did you expect?
If they had a burned out, drug addled, homosexual for a son he would look like this:
I have wondered how the supposedly God fearing African American church could turn a blind eye to BHO’s support for abortion, abortionists, and partial birth abortion AND their seemingly acceptance and endorsement of Black Liberation Theology (so steeped in Marxism) social justice and not equal justice and many other antiChrist inspired positions. Could it be they have changed their version of God and now it would appear the God they worship and serve is closer to Allah than Jehovah. Both cannot be God. I pick Jehovah since he sent His only begotten Son to die for my sins. Seems like Allah sent a murderous, blaspheming pedophile and polygamist. His Holy can that be?
Tough choice. Core values or race?
Can’t have both.
Odds are, most will go with the bro; get right later.
Has he had dental work done? Those don’t look like his current teeth. Or his current nose. Can anyone post a current pic beside this one for comparison?
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