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Coalition of African-American Pastors call for all Christians to Withhold Support for Barack Obama

After failing to receive a response to their request to meet with President Barack Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder to discuss the administration’s support for same-sex marriage, the Coalition of African-American Pastors is now calling on other black Christians to withhold support for Obama’s re-election.

“By embracing gay marriage, President Obama is leading the country down an immoral path,” said Rev. William Owens, the president of CAAP, in a statement. “The Black Church has always been the conscience of America, and today we are calling on black pastors and black Christians to withhold support from President Obama until he corrects course.”

CAPP’s letter to Obama and Holder expressed their disappointment.

“President Obama is the fulfillment of our dreams for our sons,” they wrote. “And he has broken our hearts by using his power and position to endorse as a civil right something that is simply wrong… Some things are bigger than the next election.”

“We can’t compete with the Hollywood folks who are raising the big bucks for the president,” Owens said during a Monday press conference in Nashville, according to The Christian Post. “But it was black folks who rallied around him in 2008 and for him to ignore our request with a group of clergy who represents tens of thousands of black Christians of many denominations is an insult.”

According to CAPP, Obama is steering the country in the wrong direction with his support of same-sex marriage, and while they “were once proud of President Obama,” their “pride has turned to shame.”

CAPP is urging the rest of the African Methodist Episcopal Church to stand up against Obama’s endorsement of same-sex marriage

Washington DC Pastors also have called for area to not support same sex marriage

“It is with this background and strong belief, that we — and the AME pastors who joined with us — challenge the entire African Methodist Episcopal Church to stand with other denominations and speak out against President Obama’s endorsement of same-sex marriage and officially and formally reaffirm support for the Bible’s view of marriage as the union of one man and one woman,” said the group.

Obama announced his support for the legalization of same-sex marriage in early May.

“At a certain point, I’ve just concluded that for me personally, it is important for me to go ahead and affirm that I think same-sex couples should be able to get married,” Obama said in an ABC News interview.

According to a Washington Post-ABC News poll conducted in late May, after Obama’s endorsement of gay marriage, 59 percent of African-Americans said they supported same-sex marriage, a dramatic increase from a rolling average of 41 percent.

Originally written in Daily Caller by Caroline May

 

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  • Bob Gilbert

    Amen! President Obama's actions have spoken loudly to how truly shallow his professed faith is. An abiding Christian faith does not swing in the wind of political favor.

  • http://twitter.com/KarenJourden Karen Jourden

    Obama was never a son of slaves. His father was from Kenya and his mother was white. Sorry but it is true. I would of rather had Colin Powell as president.

  • http://twitter.com/TheOneVoice William Edmisson

    Well said from a white persons point of view as well
    Why  dont you Blacks take him down all the whites are scared to try

  • Bob Gilbert

    Amen! President Obama’s actions have spoken loudly to how truly shallow his professed faith is. An abiding Christian faith does not swing in the wind of political favor.

  • Arbra Evans

    Mr.  William Owens,   I find it Distrubing for Preachers Of Color, who will speak out against Gays'  Right, But you, will Not Speak  Out on the Fact that African American Children are Dominated throughout the Public School System specifically in the state of Florida, where Teachers have perpetuated Excluded Blacks From and Equitable Education Utilizing the following Strategies,   ESE,Students taught low Expectation, Denial of Teachers  Representation, Parent & Teachers Communication, and Community Communiction, in addition to Students' Communication.  The Slaves Camps, known as Prisons, are filled with Uneducated Blacks Because a Lack of Education.   Mr. Robert E. Slavin, Educational Psychologist, Whom the State Of Florida Mandated Every Student that would and will teach in the State of Florida  to Embrace the Theory, "Never Correct Students English."   Therfore, Mr.  William Owens  It would Seem that Countless Children,Speicifically Poor, and Minority Black Children,  throughout the Public Schools  Would Welcome your Voice to  Relieve the Helpless students, Children, from  the  Hands of Opressiors.   Adults Can Speak for themselves,  but Children Cannot. 

    The Zimmermans' KKKS' The Profilers, and other, These are the various Attitudes of the People,Teachers, that Dominate Schools Of Color, Dumb Downing Countless Children.  Please Call together Pastor for a magnitude of this manner.  Then we as females Of Color will support the Right and Just Cause for All People.  The Comment is lengthy but true.
     

  • katolungile

    Obama is all about the benjamin's…   See the fund raisers that came about as soon as he got the news from Sasha and Malia that he should be pro gay marriage.

  • Pete Futz

    You all need to learn grammar.

  • Saintladon

    Agreed 100%

  • cslay

    If these Pastors are indeed Biblical Christians then they must also speak out against the GOP because of their greed, hatred towards the poor, their willingness to lie, cheat, and steal, etc.
    Mathew 25:34 to 40
    34 “Then the King will say to those on His right, ‘Come, you who are blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. 35 For I was hungry, and you gave Me something to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave Me something to drink; I was a stranger, and you invited Me in; 36  naked, and you clothed Me; I was sick, and you visited Me; I was in prison, and you came to Me.’ 37 Then the righteous will answer Him, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry, and feed You, or thirsty, and give You something to drink? 38 And when did we see You a stranger, and invite You in, or naked, and clothe You? 39 When did we see You sick, or in prison, and come to You?’ 40  The King will answer and say to them, ‘Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did it to one of these brothers of Mine, even the least of them, you did it to Me.’
     

  • talonspoint

    "after Obama’s endorsement of gay marriage, 59 percent of African-Americans said they supported same-sex marriage, a dramatic increase from…"

    Read "after Obama's endorsement of the consumption of cyanide laced Koolaid, 59 percent of African-Americans lemmings said they support poisoned Koolaid consumption, a dramatic increase from…"

  • talonspoint

    You are indeed "disturbed"

    It is the primary function of pastors to speak about parishioners aligning their thoughts and actions up with the teachings of their faith. Homosexual marriage is at odds with the Christian faith as it is an unnatural use of the body according to scripture.

    Think its "natural?" Have two males or two females produce offspring naturally then get back with me.

  • Steve

    I would rather have Queen Latifa as President. Really

  • talonspoint

     You errantly mix action with assumption. Yes Pastors should speak out against greed, hatred etc, but until a politician speak directly in support of a sin you are accusing without proof (thou shalt not bear false witness). Obama supports murder of unborn people and now homosexual marriage. There is NO ambiguity.

    You're attempt to apply scripture to government is mind boggingly foolish (if I may create the word boggingly.) Jesus was not crying out against Rome. He was speaking to the individual responsibility to help his fellow man, not through wasteful confiscation.

  • Jim West

    Pres. Obama has taken his office to a level that we the people  should no longer support. He has aloud so many non-American projects
    to be given his support. He has disappointed those who put him in this office.  With a chance to help all races, he has took company the
    side of those who are against the American and world who believe one man one woman. Also, Its hard to believe him on most things
    he says.There are Many other subjects that he does not follow the free contries are in faver of.

  • http://www.realnittygritty.com/ Sophia Randall

    BO is not Christian, he made that clear on several occasions. This is pure "election year" pandering. We all need to wake up.

  • WhatAboutBob7

    One will never rise up out of the ashes with the poor me syndrome or using racism as a crutch! Get over it and move up or stay where you are? 

  • Roosevelt Moore

    I find it very pathetic that you would try to twist the words from the bible to fit your obviously liberal bias!! No where in the bible does it mention democrat or republican. It says: TREAT ALL MEN EQUAL!! Just because the GOP refuses to give you something for nothing does not make them racist nor unwilling to help the poor. And for the record, the verse you have posted HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH GOVERNMENT. THE WORDS YOU POSTED ARE FOR THE CHURCH TO DO THESE THINGS. God NEVER intended for the government to FORCE me to SUBSIDIZE YOUR laziness. According to your first sentence, these pastors should be speaking out against the democrat party because their THEFT of other people's money is causing laziness, envy and a lot of other crimes. Now go back and read your bible WITHOUT THE LIBERAL GLASSES ON!!

  • Macreal65

    My friend why don't you go check out the history of the demoncratic party. I don't know your racial make up, but if your black you might find it verry disturbing on the tactics that they used to change the majority of black coservatives voters into demoncrats now. Do your research son, & see what party really have the Uncle Toms & Step & Fetchins in thier voting block!

  • Fred

    Your an ass bag!

  • macreal65

    Fred…why am I an ass bag for telling the truth?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000428435669 Roo Forlife

    How about the fact that Obama wants us to pay for murder of the innocent through abortion!

    ObamaCare Mandate Is Worse Than You Think http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B6IDTkJAcdY
    Obama supports Planned Parenthood and it looks like PP had a hand in the ObamaCare Mandate here's a link that shows Whats Wrong with Planned Parenthood (Warning content is NOT appropriate for children to see) http://bit.ly/Nkfwk3
    "There are 6 things that the LORD hates, 7 that are an abomination to him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, AND HANDS THAT SHED INNOCENT BLOOD; A heart that plots wicked schemes, feet that run swiftly to evil, the false witness who utters lies and he who sows discord among brothers(Prvs 6:16-19)

    We are called to Rescue those who are UNJUSTLY SENTENCED TO DIE; don't stand back and let
    them die……For God, who knows all hearts, knows yours, and He knows you knew! And He will reward everyone according to his deeds. Prv 24:11-12
    Isaiah 5: 20 Woe to you that call evil good, and good evil: that put darkness for light, and light for darkness: that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter.

    Jesus said in Matthew 25:40: "Whatever you did for the least of my brethren, YOU DID IT TO ME."

    The unborn, are a boy or girl from conception it’s in their DNA and is Jesus brethren just as much as born persons. Will God hear prayers if you support abortion?
    Isaiah 1:15 And when you spread forth your hands [in
    prayer, imploring help], I will hide My eyes from you; even though you make many prayers, I will not hear. Your hands are full of blood!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Johnny-Ward/100002466030200 Johnny Ward

    OBAMA'S FAVORITE BIBLE VERSES

    [I recently came up
    with these two verses. If you can find any more tongue-in-cheek ones in
    the Good Book that apply to Obama, please add them at the end and then
    circulate everything on the internet!]

    Isaiah 1:18: "Come now, and let us treason together."

    Matthew 24:8: "All these are the beginning of Soros."

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  • 216guy

    Let me just address something; "allowed" not "aloud", "he has taken" not "he has took", "it's" not "its", "countries" not "contries". There are several other grammatical errors throughout your response but I decided to ignore them as it's probably your best effort to discredit the efforts of President Obama.

  • revrocky210

    (Amen and Bravo, dear Brothers! Saw this item on the net!)

    OBAMA PROMOTES PUBLIC SEX
    (and thinks children have a "right" to see it!)

    Google “Zombietime” and click on “Up Your Alley Fair.” After
    recovering from the uncensored photos (!), Yahoo or Google “God to
    Same-Sexers:
    Hurry Up” on the “ucmpage” (even Jesus told Judas to hurry up –
    John 13:27). Also Yahoo “Dangerous Radicals of the Religious Right.”
    View these before the predicted California earthquake happens a la
    Rev.16:19 (“the cities of the nations fell”) – and before meteorological
    "lows" like hurricanes and tornadoes which predictably reflect
    society's "lows." Gays have invented strange architecture – closets no
    longer opening on to bedrooms but on to public Main Streets where
    children can watch police-protected sex between naked men in "Madam"
    Nancy Pelosi's brothel district! I wonder how soon San Fransicko's
    underground saint – San Andreas – will get a big jolt out of what goes
    on above him and will suddenly change the political left into the
    EPICENTER-LEFT!
    Since Luke 17's predicted "days of Lot" (see
    Genesis 19) and "days of Noah" (senseless physical violence) immediately
    precede the Second Coming, gays and gay-loving SF politicians are
    hurrying up, and thus helping to fulfill, Christ's return as Judge and
    making the Bible even more believable! Not one to mince words, Jesus
    said in Mark 9:42 that anyone hurting a child in any way deserves to be
    hanged and have his body thrown into the ocean – and that includes any
    President whose favorite drink seems to be infanti-cider! It's far from
    coincidental that the more America elevates gays and other violence, the
    more the cost of gas, food etc. goes up! If America is smart, it will
    pick up the big dust-covered book everyone owns and almost never reads –
    no, not the Sears catalog – and find out that the One who made the
    universe has some rights too!
    Also Google "Obama a Black-Slavery Avenger?," "Michelle Obama's Allah-day," and "Islam Will Purify Jews and Christians."

    PS – New pro-life slogans: “Unborn babies should have
    the right to keep and bear arms – and legs and ears and eyes etc.!”
    & "Unborn babies should have the same right to be born alive that
    abortionists had!"

    (Obama and his porn-protecting California friends – including Brown and Pelosi – did NOT approve of this message.)

  • Cosette

    I do heartily agree. President Obama has broken our hearts.
    CAPP’s letter to Obama and Holder expressed their disappointment.
    “President Obama is the fulfillment of our dreams for our sons,” they wrote. “And he has broken our hearts by using his power and position to endorse as a civil right something that is simply wrong… Some things are bigger than the next election.”“We can’t compete with the Hollywood folks who are raising the big bucks for the president,” Owens said during a Monday press conference in Nashville, according to The Christian Post. “But it was black folks who rallied around him in 2008 and for him to ignore our request with a group of clergy who represents tens of thousands of black Christians of many denominations is an insult

  • KEN LLOYD

    Blacks will vote for BO regardless of what he does or says.End of discussion.