Across country, black pastors weigh in on Obama's same-sex marriage support
May 13th, 2012
01:29 PM ET
11 years ago

Across country, black pastors weigh in on Obama's same-sex marriage support

Washington (CNN) - Addressing his large, mostly black congregation on Sunday morning, the Rev. Wallace Charles Smith did not mince words about where he stood on President Barack Obama's newly announced support for same-sex marriage: The church is against it, he said, prompting shouts of "Amen!" from the pews.

And yet Smith hardly issued a full condemnation of the president.


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soundoff (4 Responses)
  1. John in Brooklyn

    THE CHURCH is against it? Exactly WHEN did the Reverand Smith buy the deed to his church. The CHURCH is the body of believers...not a self-proclaimed spokesperson for us. In fact, since Jesus is, in fact, the head of the faith then I would be concerned for Mr. Smith's soul, since his presumption borders on blaspheme.

    May 13, 2012 01:54 pm at 1:54 pm |
  2. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    Nobody complained about the Black vote when we could only vote for White Presidents because they needed our Black vote then and they need it now. VOTE OBAMA, the Republicans are trying to take away Black voters rights and you better wakeup and recognize. Most Black Americans don't know our voting rights were only renewed a few years ago and will have to be renewed again when it expires.

    May 13, 2012 01:56 pm at 1:56 pm |
  3. Michelle Robinson

    Everyone knows two gay guys can not have children, the only hope is to get woman to help, if they are legalize gay marriage, as woman I am very offended because we are been reduce to just a baby incubater, marriage is between a man and a woman for the purpose of rasing children, if gay guys can give birth to children, even if they could, the marriage will be legalize, but not until then.

    May 13, 2012 02:23 pm at 2:23 pm |
  4. DoubeW

    Strange, those who have been marginalized and persecuted under "separate but equal" apparently still do not get the full meaning of "equal."

    May 13, 2012 03:55 pm at 3:55 pm |