In a press conference on Tuesday in Washington D. C., a black pastor called Obama Judas for his stance on marriage equality, adding that he betrayed the Black Community due to this stance.
The Coalition of African American Pastors says that Obama and the democrats are threatening families and marriage stability, especially black families, by endorsing gay marriage, so they launched a Mandate for Marriage Campaign. They met in Washington D. C. Tuesday to get the word out about their campaign and ask black voters not to support Obama until he stops supporting gay marriage.
Rev William Owens, head of the Coalition of African American Pastors stated, during the conference, that he would not stand with Obama and insisted there are millions of others who will not stand with him until he “stops this foolishness”.
The Coalition of African American Pastors believes Obama is ignoring the Black Community as he panders to the Gay Community. Owens accused Obama of “bowing to the money, as Judas did” during the conference.
Democratic Blue Dogs feel that the Democrats endorsement and support of gay marriage, by adding it to their platform, will make it harder for them to win voters in swing states.
Brian Brown, president of the Organization for Marriage, said, “Democrats can kiss the White House, Senate, and House goodbye.”
Dr. Charles Dunn stated that the decision the Democratic Party made is an affront to about 3,700 black pastors, who have large congregations and could diminish the black turn out and the black vote for him.
In a CBN news interview, Owens stated that the African American community does not support same-sex marriage and feel the president has betrayed them. Accordingly, in each state in which the people voted on same-sex marriage, the Black Community supported marriage only between a man and women. They believe the Black Community put Obama where he is today and accuse him of accepting money from the homosexual community. Owens said that the Civil Rights Movement opened doors so that he could become president and at this point, he is patronizing the Gay Community by accepting their money.
Owens then accused Obama of forgetting where he came from and who put him in the White House. He hopes the Black Community is upset enough to not to vote for Obama and the Coalition of African American Pastors will try to encourage the Black Community not to support Obama. The pastors will go across the country to wage a campaign against same-sex marriage, in order to encourage people not to support Obama.
He quoted Obama, who said he evolved to support same-sex marriage, adding that he hopes that Obama re-evolves to support marriage only between a man and a woman.
The reverend then discussed how he grew up before and during the Civil Rights Movements, saying that people did not want Blacks and did not want them sharing the same facilities or places with them. Then he accused those who support same-sex marriage are doing the same thing.
“We don’t want them. We don’t want them using the same restroom, because they were White and we were Black. So there was a difference. Now the homosexual community, the president, the mayor of Chicago, the Mayor of Boston, are saying they don’t want Chick-Fil-A because their belief system is different. It’s a disgrace.”
He insisted that there is no difference between what they are doing and the way Whites treated Blacks before integration.
The newswoman said to Owens at the end of the interview, “We are living in that day where they call what is good evil and what is evil good, I’m afraid.”