AP: Iowa-Nebraska NAACP Leader Won't Back SSM


The Associated Press:

The president of the Iowa and Nebraska conference of NAACP branches says he's struggling with the group's national board resolution to support same-sex "marriage."

Rev. Keith Ratliff Sr. told The Des Moines Register that the group's endorsement one week ago has made him uncertain about his future membership and leadership in the group. He said he's "praying over the matter."

Ratliff is one of 64 members of the national board of directors for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.

Ratliff, of Maple Street Missionary Baptist Church in Des Moines, has long opposed same-sex marriage. He told the newspaper, "Marriage equality, for me, is between a man and a woman, period. There is no other definition for me."