First lady implores black churchgoers to get political
June 28th, 2012
04:40 PM ET
2 years ago

First lady implores black churchgoers to get political

(CNN) - First lady Michelle Obama made an impassioned pitch for black churchgoers to embrace political action on Thursday in a speech to the country's oldest black religious denomination.

"To anyone who says that church is no place to talk about these issues, you tell them there is no place better," Obama said at a conference of the African Methodist Episcopal Church in Nashville, Tennessee.

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soundoff (13 Responses)
  1. Rex Hump

    I love having a StateChurch under Obama – You leftest who felt there always should be a separation between church and state were wrong.

    June 28, 2012 04:50 pm at 4:50 pm |
  2. Andrea Sharp

    It is time to rally for our President

    June 28, 2012 05:03 pm at 5:03 pm |
  3. vic , nashville ,tn

    She gave very good speech

    June 28, 2012 05:08 pm at 5:08 pm |
  4. mcskadittle

    Rex Hump: what are you talking about? I thought republicans think he is muslam, or are all upset that he doesn't go to church at all. can get your stupidity straight please

    June 28, 2012 05:13 pm at 5:13 pm |
  5. Gurgyl

    .........shhhhhhhhhhhhh not only black churches but also brown temple goers, short synagogue goers, mosque goers. White gals and guys....all, stay connected. Leave jealousy, hypocracy and be honest, hard working.....
    PS: Shhhhhh not hardly working!!!

    June 28, 2012 05:13 pm at 5:13 pm |
  6. jerry

    be careful mz obama you might just get what you wish for and it won't be what you think....back to chicago you go and good riddance!

    June 28, 2012 05:21 pm at 5:21 pm |
  7. kat

    I really don't think many true church goers could support killing unborn babies, what a hypocrite!

    June 28, 2012 05:31 pm at 5:31 pm |
  8. Independent

    @Jerry, you hate black people don't you?

    June 28, 2012 05:38 pm at 5:38 pm |
  9. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    @kat
    What you call "true church goers" do kill unborn babies and their clergy also rape children, you're right they are hypocrits.

    June 28, 2012 05:41 pm at 5:41 pm |
  10. Malory Archer

    Rex Hump
    I love having a StateChurch under Obama – You leftest who felt there always should be a separation between church and state were wrong.

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    Just learning to play the game the way the right has for the last 4 election cycles Rexy! Ministers were telling their congregations to vote against democratic candidates and for the rethugs. During the 2004 election, a local Catholic priest told worshipers that if they didn't vote for the previous occupant of 1600 Pennsylvania for a second term they were no longer welcome in his church. A bunch of folks walked out and never went back.

    June 28, 2012 05:59 pm at 5:59 pm |
  11. Klaxon

    Paging the IRS...Paging the IRS...Can't preach politics like that in a church!

    June 28, 2012 06:06 pm at 6:06 pm |
  12. Jen06

    She does know you can’t preach partisan politics inside a church, right? That is, unless they want to lose their tax-exempt status from the IRS. Imagine if Romney called on all white people to vote for him! The outrage, yet these black nazis are like mozlems; they have a totally faulty idea of their own importance or ability! If stupid whites had not created affirmative action, Allen West would be in the White House.

    June 28, 2012 06:28 pm at 6:28 pm |
  13. shark

    i believe in church and state seperation.so promote god will in the church and your political ideas on any other platform. (ephesian ch. 6:10)

    June 28, 2012 06:38 pm at 6:38 pm |