Washington (CNN) – A group of conservative black pastors are responding to President Barack Obama’s support of same-sex marriage with what they say will be a national campaign aimed at rallying black Americans to rethink their overwhelming support of the President, though the group’s leader is offering few specifics about the effort.
The Rev. Williams Owens, who is president and founder of the Coalition of African-Americans Pastors and the leader of the campaign, has highlighted opposition to same-sex marriage among African-Americans. He calls this campaign “an effort to save the family.”
wow. . I was beginning to think that blacks loved the color black more than the righteousness of God. Hope this rev. walks his talk.
Nice to see some of my black brothers n sisters not do the Obama swallow.
I stand and applaud. Thank God for these Godly people.
The worrying thing here is, that people don't have a mind of their own, are told who to vote for and, they obey. All people should vote for whomever they think is best suited for their political leanings and beliefs. To simply vote for someone because of colour, any colour, is a mindless exercise and, doesn't bode well for America or, for one's own best interests.
The pastors must be racist. Oh wait... Oh – they must be racist against Obama's white half. No – that's not right. Blacks can't be racist against whites. It's physically impossible. Hmm... maybe they just don't like Obama. But how can that be? Don't they realize that he's more important than Jesus H. Christ? Don't they realize that he's more important than George Washington, Abe Lincoln, Louis Pasteur, Thomas Edison, MLK, and Superman combined? How can anyone possibly dislike Barak Hussein Obama – a man who teachers make up songs about, mmm mmm mmm. A man who tells us all about teachable moments and stupid police departments. A man who comes to the defense of women like Carrie Prejean – wait – he didn't do that, but never mind – he came to the defense of the victims of the Fort Hood Massacre... oh wait – he didn't do that... Well, I'm sure Obama did something good – and these pastors are racists for not realizing it and bowing down way down deep to His Magnificence.
Obama is not black as other African-Americans are... he has no slave blood. What do African American have in common with him? Nothing except they both luvs them some food stamps.
Open your eyes and see ooh world! Jesus is coming. Obama & others are preparing way 4 the antichrist.MAY GOD HELP US!
QWhen did Obama turn from God and His Holy Unfallible Word and take an unscriptural position. It might better to follow an unbiblical way but the way thereof is death and distruction. Jesus says, "I am the way the truth and the life, no man comes to the Father but by Me."
There's plenty of things to disagree with Obama on, but whether you agree with the act or not banning these folks from getting married is just stupid.
Govt has no right to tell you who you can or can't marry. Period.
And there is no surprise this isn't on the Front Page......good job editing though, give CNN credit for controlling the message. YES Fox does too you Neo-Libs
I applaud their effort, but I also hope the black community will wake up to the larger issue of eroded family values and the way the left keeps them in their place.
Amen, the only hope we have for this country is a return to God and traditional values, not just for the black community but for all of us. I can't believe, in America today, "Jesus" has become a dirty word and believing in the power of "traditional family values" makes you a bigot. I have always been tolerant of other people and believe what adults do in the privacy of their own home is none of my business, but the gay community doesn't want 'tolerance' and 'acceptance' anymore. They want me to embrace and applaud their lifestyle choice and they want to make it a crime if I don't! The thought police are out in full force, just look at what they tried to do to chick-fil-a! What has happened to this country?
It is about time that some in the black community realize that diversity of thought within its own community is a good thing. Not surprising that a few of their pastors finally chose God and 5000 years of history. Must have been a damn tough choice for them though.
At last! A group of blacks with traditional values willing to stand up to the anything-goes culture. Thank you!
Kudos to these courageous men and women of God.
Wire Palladin, SF
Nothing but lies and hollow accusations inspired by hatred of truth
This is not a colour issue, it is a moral issue. America needs to unite under God and renew our commitment to Jesus Chist, following His standards.
There are many things America has to do to move forward. But I do not believe it has to become a theocracy to do so. We have seen enough about how “moral” those states are. And, remember the little thing about FREEDOM not only “to” practice (any) religion but also „not to” practice it?
BTW, “following His standards” as interpreted by whom?
Who cares what they say,
They will vote for the fraud even if he burned their churches down
Considering the abortion rate, divorce rate, drop out rate and incarceration rates and murder rate I would have to agree that saving families is something they should be focusing on.
YES! Some black pastors with a conscience. This is great to see.
Our 1st African-Muslim President and his cheeerleaders the treacherous Antique Lame Stream Media are running out of suckers to bamboozle. They promised us a Messiah, but all we got was a mess! (Rush L.) NOPE2012......
P. S. Hit The Road Barack & Don't You Come Back No More....(And take Billary, Soros, Oprah, Farrakhan,, Madcow, Geraldo and Co. with you....
So gay marriage is the issue, but the fact that over 1/3 of all black babies are killed in the womb is not? (according to CDC) In NYC, more babies are killed than are born. (Check the New York Times Jan 6, 2011.) Does that send a chill down anyone else's spine? I agree that these guys should unite against OBama, but genocide is a much more important issue to band together over.
Even some of the libs are FINALLY waking up to this commie prez.