Sunday, July 15, 2012

Black Pastors Split with NAACP, Obama on Gay Agenda

Ten days after President Obama endorsed same-sex "marriage," the NAACP leaders overwhelmingly passed a resolution agreeing with the president, which caused an exit of local NAACP chapters and the resignation of NAACP board member Reverend Keith Ratliff. In response to the resolution favoring deviant sexual behavior, the Coalition of African-American Pastors (CAAP), headed by Rev. William Owens of Memphis, Tenn., protested at the NAACP's annual convention in Houston.
"We're going to keep the heat on President Obama. He thinks we're going away but we're not."
-- Rev. William Owens, president of the CAAP
For background, read Black Christians Counter Dems by Voting for Traditional Marriage in North Carolina and also read Black Christians Defeat Gay 'Marriage' in Maryland as well as Black Pastors Denounce Gay Rights Tie to MLK

UPDATE 8/1/12: Black Pastors Line up to Oppose Obama

UPDATE 6/1/13: Black Pastors Pressure Black Legislators to Kill "Gay Marriage" in Illinois

UPDATE 2/25/14 - Black Pastors: Impeachment Obama's DOJ Head Over Same-Sex Marriage

UPDATE 5/16/14: Black Pastors, Catholics in Michigan Denounce 'Gay Rights'

-- From "NAACP's support of gay marriage reverberates at convention" by Deborah Quinn Hensel, Reuters 7/13/12

The 103-year-old National Association for the Advancement of Colored People's support for same-sex marriage is "a continuation of its historic commitment to equal protection under the law," the organization said in a statement when the resolution was approved at a board meeting in Miami on May 19.

The Reverend James Nash, pastor of St. Paul's Missionary Baptist Church in Houston, said he disagreed with the resolution and that many people in his congregation called him to say they were outraged about the stance taken by both the NAACP and Obama.

Ratliff, the national board member who resigned in protest, said at an Iowa statehouse rally last year that "deviant behavior is not the same thing as being denied the right to vote because of the color of one's skin."

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From "NAACP Gay Marriage Position Draws Protest From Black Clergy Group" by Gene Demby, Huffington Post 7/12/12

"This is supposed to be an organization for black people who were beaten, who were mistreated and who were enslaved," [Rev.] Owens told The Huffington Post. "You're advocating for something that's not normal, that's not natural. It's still out of line, it's against moral law."

"Gay marriage is leading us down a bad path," Owens added. "Our young people are already hurt. They're already damaged."

"If [the NAACP leaders had] taken an issue where they asked members, they would have lost," Owens said. "They had to do it under cloak of darkness."

If audience reaction is any measure of rank-and-file opinion on the matter, Mitt Romney on Wednesday was booed for several of his statements during his address to the NAACP, but won scattered applause for his vow to defend "traditional marriage."

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From "Black Clergy Challenge NAACP On Same-Sex Marriage" by Laurie Johnson, KUHF-FM (public radio) 7/12/12

Pastor Jerry Martin with Light of the World Christian Fellowship [said] . . . "There are laws on our books currently that prevent people from marrying each other. For instance, you can't marry your sister, a father can't marry his daughter, a mother can't marry her son. So there are already laws that say people can't marry one another."

As for the black pastors, they say this is a moral issue, not an issue of political correctness.

The group plans to hold rallies in swing states like Ohio, Florida and Virginia in an attempt to put voting pressure on Congress and President Obama

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From "Black Pastors Coalition: 'We're Going to Keep the Heat on Obama'" by Alex Murashko, Christian Post Reporter 7/12/12

"We are calling on the NAACP, a beloved organization in our eyes, to reclaim its mission. The black church founded the NAACP, and it is not the organization for the advancement of gays and lesbians – whatever the merits of that movement. Return to your roots and stand with the black church on marriage. The black church in our eyes remains the conscience of America.

"To the board of NAACP we say, 'Do not worry about the money, God will provide.' Stand with the Church and the Bible and the natural law, as our brother with whom we marched, Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., called on us to do."

"We have requested a meeting with President Obama and until he meets with us, we are going to ask black Christians to withhold their support until he personally hears our concerns," Owens, told The Christian Post in a recent interview.

"More than anything, this is an issue of biblical principles and President Obama is carrying our nation down a dangerous road. Many African Americans were once proud of our president but now many are ashamed of his actions."

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Also read Obama, Dems Severely Lacking of Christian Support