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Black Pastors Oppose Obama’s Gay Marriage Support

Posted by FactReal on May 15, 2012

African-American Church Leaders Condemn Obama For Gay Marriage Support
Via The Blaze:

Just days after President Barack Obama announced his support for same-sex marriage, pastors and priests around Maryland took to their own pulpits with their reaction– and in some cases– condemnation of the president. […]

When Obama announced that his position on same-sex marriage had evolved, it outraged some African-American pastors like Pastor and Del. Emmett Burns.

“He has said to his base, African-Americans, ‘I am going against your beliefs and your thoughts,’” Burns said.

He’s so opposed to same-sex marriage, he told church members he will no longer support the president and now predicts Obama will lose the election because of it.

He and many other leaders are pouring their energies into gathering the signatures needed to put Maryland’s same-sex marriage law on the November ballot.

“I think it might be a call to action for people to really express what they believe,” Father Erik Arnold of Our Lady of Perpetual Help said.

In Maryland, some of the strongest opposition to the law has come from the black community– about 30 percent of the population. Some African-American religious leaders are preaching about it

“God said in every home, there needs to be a representation of his glory through manhood and femininity,” Pastor Harry Jackson, Hope Christian Church in Beltsville, said.

Black Pastor: I absolutely, vehemently disagree with Obama:

Pastor of Baltimore Maryland’s Empowerment Temple, Jamal Bryant spoke with Roland Martin, correspondent on the Tom Joyner Morning Show, today about President Obama’s announcing his support of gay marriage.

“I absolutely, vehemently disagree with the president,” Bryant told Martin. “I agree with his presidency, but with this policy, I do not agree. Marriage is the original institution of the church.

When asked if he will vote for the president again, Bryant said, “I think, given the option I’ve got, which is Mitt Romney, I’ve got no choice.”

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