OneNewsNow: Black Clergy Challenge Obama on Gay Marriage


Chad Groening of OneNewsNow:

A group of leading black clergy and civil rights leaders are asking President Barack Obama to reconsider his support for same-gender "marriage."

William Owens, Sr. is founder and president of the Coalition of African-American Pastors, a group whose goal is to promote and support Christ-centered values in the culture. The CAAP is appalled that radical homosexual activists have managed to hijack the civil rights movement by linking sexual diversity to the historic fight for civil rights by black Americans. What those activists have done, says Owens, is "unacceptable."

"We are really tired of the homosexual community hijacking the civil rights movement," Owens tells OneNewsNow. "I did not choose to be black and you did not choose to be white -- and homosexuals make a choice to be homosexual. So why compare what we went through with your situation? It's not the same thing; there's no comparison."

In a statement released on Tuesday, CAAP leaders said: "For activists, politicians, and now the highest office in the nation to link sexual behavior God calls sin to the righteous cause Martin Luther King gave his life for is abominable in and of itself. There is no civil right to do what God calls wrong."

Owens thinks President Obama will be surprised at how many blacks will not vote for him now that he has come out in support of same-sex marriage.