August 4, 2012

African-American Christians have pledged not to stand with Obama

The Coalition of African American Pastors (CAAP) announced at the National Press Club on Tuesday that the grassroots group - comprised of the more than 3,000 members - is a launching a national campaign to support marriage between one man and one woman and to oppose the Obama administration’s efforts to advance same-sex marriage.

“The time has come for a broad-based assault against the power that be that wants to change our culture to one of men marrying men and women marrying women,” CAAP President William Owens said at the press conference, held to announce the Marriage Mandate campaign, which includes a petition seeking 100,000 signatures pledging support for traditional marriage.

“Mr. President, I’m not going to stand with you, and there are thousands of others across this country that are not going to stand with you with this foolishness,” Owens said.

In a press release announcing the campaign, Owens encouraged black pastors and the black community to “withdraw their support for [Obama].”

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The petition website describes CAAP as “a grassroots movement of African-American Christians who believe in traditional family values such as supporting the role of religion in American public life, protecting the lives of the unborn, and defending the sacred institution of marriage.”

It states that CAAP is not affiliated with any political party or religious denomination.

Read the entire article here: Black Pastors Oppose Gay 'Marriage,' Warn Obama: We ‘Will Not Stand With You’

Gee whiz! I wonder why the media isn't reporting on this? No one is screaming racism or bigotry...why is that? Can you hear the crickets chirping? I can!

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