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Obama Breaks Faith With the Black Community
The Christian Diarist ^ | May 14, 2012 | JP

Posted on 05/14/2012 3:03:16 PM PDT by CHRISTIAN DIARIST

In a recent post, I slammed black pastors for failing to stand up for their Christian faith in the face of attack by Nation of Islam supreme leader Louis Farrakhan.

So, in fairness, I must applaud members of the black clergy who have put Biblical principle above racial hegemony in their public criticism of President Obama for his ungodly support of homosexual marriage.

“I love the president,” said Rev. Emmitt Burns, pastor of Rising Sun Baptist Church in Baltimore, “but I cannot support what he has done.” He told CNN that the president’s failure to defend traditional marriage between one man and one woman will lead to his defeat in November.

Rev. Burns’ sentiments were echoed by Rev. Keith Ogden, pastor of Hill Street Baptist Church in Ashville, N.C. “He is not God,” he said of Obama. “And he doesn’t speak for all black folk just because he’s African American.”

Much of the black community feels the same way as Revs. Burns and Ogden, as borne out by a poll last month by Pew Research Center, in which 49 percent of blacks expressed their opposition to gay marriage, compared to 39 percent in favor.

I suspect that many black churchgoers feel just as offended as the broader faith community that Obama dared to attributes his so-called “evolution” on homosexual marriage to Christian values he and his wife Michelle supposedly share.

“We are both practicing Christians,” the president claimed last week, in an interview that aired on ABC News, “and obviously this position may be considered to put us at odds with the views of others.”

But, he continued, “when we think about our faith, the thing at root that we think about is, not only Christ sacrificing Himself on our behalf, but it’s also the Golden Rule: Treat others the way you would want to be treated.”

Well, the Golden Rule does indeed instruct us to treat others as we wish to be treated ourselves. But it certainly does not tell us we must blithely accept sin.

And the last time I checked, the Bible clearly identified homosexuality as a sin. “Thou shall not lie with a man, as with a woman,” the Scripture declares. “It is abomination.”

So to endorse homosexual marriage, as the president has, is to defy God’s law. It is to side with those practicing the very abomination for which the Almighty destroyed the cities of Sodom and Gommorah.

And, for Obama, the falsehearted Christian, it is to break faith with the black community on one of the great moral issues of our time.


TOPICS: Current Events; Ministry/Outreach; Moral Issues; Religion & Politics
KEYWORDS: blacks; blogpimp; homosexuality; obama; pastors
'The First Gay President' has hell to pay in November.
1 posted on 05/14/2012 3:03:20 PM PDT by CHRISTIAN DIARIST
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To: CHRISTIAN DIARIST

Perhaps filing hate crimes against a Cretan white hispanic will help


2 posted on 05/14/2012 3:06:08 PM PDT by MNDude
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To: CHRISTIAN DIARIST

Perhaps this will show some blacks how putrid 0bama actually is. Let’s hope so.


3 posted on 05/14/2012 3:06:44 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: CHRISTIAN DIARIST

I wonder how the Nation of Islam and the New Black Panters feel about this.


4 posted on 05/14/2012 3:14:36 PM PDT by thethirddegree
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To: unkus
Perhaps this will show some blacks how putrid 0bama actually is. Let’s hope so.

Bwahahahahahaa! ROTFLMAO!

5 posted on 05/14/2012 3:15:28 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (The best diplomat I know is a fully-activated phaser bank. - Montgomery Scott)
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To: CHRISTIAN DIARIST
(Obama) .... has hell to pay in November.

It's the 'hell' he's possibly going to have to pay long after November has come and gone that he ought to be worried about.

6 posted on 05/14/2012 3:15:28 PM PDT by MissMagnolia (Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't. (M.Thatcher))
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To: unkus

Naa, they’ll vote for him all the same... like conservatives holding their noses to vote for Romney, the black community will rally around “the First Black President” regardless, especially once the race baiting is in full swing.


7 posted on 05/14/2012 3:17:21 PM PDT by dps.inspect (the system is rigged...)
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To: CHRISTIAN DIARIST

What pap!! If marriage is such a revered institution in the black community, why is the out of wedlock birthrate 71%?


8 posted on 05/14/2012 3:20:20 PM PDT by kabar
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To: unkus

The American tax payers, voters and the black community leaders are all under the bus fodder for mac daddy whenever there is a choice between what he want and what these different groups want.

Mac daddy, first and always.


9 posted on 05/14/2012 3:21:55 PM PDT by chiefqc
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To: chiefqc

Well said.


10 posted on 05/14/2012 3:23:32 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: kabar

Good point.


11 posted on 05/14/2012 3:25:48 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: CHRISTIAN DIARIST
Poor BHO: he's going to lose the Muslin vote over gay marriage.
12 posted on 05/14/2012 3:27:26 PM PDT by ozdragon
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To: CHRISTIAN DIARIST

13 posted on 05/14/2012 3:28:20 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or tyranny)
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To: CHRISTIAN DIARIST

14 posted on 05/14/2012 3:28:37 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or tyranny)
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To: kabar

Perhaps they should have said “The black FAITH community.” Then again...I’m a cynic and will believe it when I see it.


15 posted on 05/14/2012 3:29:50 PM PDT by madison10 (The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots & tyrants. TJ)
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To: ozdragon

Consider the 2 cookie post (mistake) a same cookie gay marriage partners.


16 posted on 05/14/2012 3:31:37 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or tyranny)
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To: MNDude

Now, he’s Greek?!


17 posted on 05/14/2012 3:32:38 PM PDT by rabidralph
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To: kabar

Because like everything else with democrats, it’s what they say, not what they do that matters.


18 posted on 05/14/2012 3:34:43 PM PDT by rabidralph
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To: thethirddegree

All bloviating and bluster from the tribal leaders until they get to the voting booth and perform their ritual blood oath loyalty to glorious brotha Barack!
Take that to the bailed out Bank.


19 posted on 05/14/2012 3:35:56 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or tyranny)
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To: thethirddegree
I wonder how the Nation of Islam and the New Black Panthers feel about this.

Like Obama, both are proponents of communist "Black Liberation".

20 posted on 05/14/2012 3:40:30 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: rabidralph

Dang auto correct.


21 posted on 05/14/2012 4:43:03 PM PDT by MNDude
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To: Jeff Chandler
Perhaps this will show some blacks how putrid 0bama actually is. Let’s hope so.

Bwahahahahahaa! ROTFLMAO!

You laugh, but it is already happening among blacks I know. Obama thinks he can patch it up and keep his rag-tag "outcasts and victims" coalition alive by tacking toward gays while keeping blacks on board against their better judgment. With some this will work, but with many it will not. The black community may have it's problems with family cohesion, but they still, by and large, instinctively see marriage as being about a man and a woman. IMHO, Obama will lose this bet.

22 posted on 05/14/2012 5:15:11 PM PDT by Springfield Reformer (Winston Churchill: No Peace Till Victory!)
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To: CHRISTIAN DIARIST

Negative, negative, negative. The Blacks will continue to vote for race over Barry’s “gayness”. Ninety four percent will vote for him as a “born again” gay lover as opposed to 95 percent who would have voted for Barry before his “coming out” for gay marriage statement.

No, Barry parsed his words, and really didn’t admit it, but the MSM is spinning it for Barry like he did. The gays have drunk the Kool-Aid and think he’s in league with them. As far as the Blacks are concerned, RACE trumps everything else.


23 posted on 05/14/2012 6:13:28 PM PDT by MasterGunner01 (11)
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To: thethirddegree
I wonder how the Nation of Islam and the New Black Panters feel about this.

Their opposition to homosexuality is 100% phony. Farrakhan (y'sh"v) makes speeches blaming homosexuality on Jews in Hollywood but his paper still endorses "the Black Left" (in those very words).

Farrakhan doesn't even really believe in G-d. It's all a pose for him.

24 posted on 05/14/2012 6:15:32 PM PDT by Zionist Conspirator (Ki-hagoy vehamamlakhah 'asher lo'-ya`avdukh yove'du; vehagoyim charov yecheravu!)
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To: MasterGunner01

I’m afraid you’re right MasterGunner01.


25 posted on 05/14/2012 7:31:54 PM PDT by CHRISTIAN DIARIST
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To: Springfield Reformer; Jeff Chandler
The black community may have it's problems with family cohesion, but they still, by and large, instinctively see marriage as being about a man and a woman. IMHO, Obama will lose this bet.

You think it'll be like Prop. 8 in California?

26 posted on 05/14/2012 7:34:43 PM PDT by thecodont
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