Rev. William Owens of Coalition of African American Pastors Requests Meeting with Obama on Same Sex Marriage
The PRWeb press released issued on May 15th states a group of pastors who stand strongly against President Obama’s support for gay marriage.
This is a coalition of well-known and highly respected Black clergy headed by the Reverend William Owens, founder and president of the Coalition of African American Pastors (CAAP) and other leaders responded strongly to President Obama’s declaration of support for same-sex marriage. Reverend Owens led in the civil rights movement in Nashville, Tennessee and said he is appalled by the ongoing effort by LGBT activists to link sexual diversity to the historic fight for civil rights for Black Americans.
The leaders issue the following joint statement:
“We cannot and will not remain silent while marriage, the most fundamental institution in our and any nation, is undermined by our own President while using Christian language and relating it to civil rights. We stood, marched and fought against racial discrimination as legally and morally evil. It is a violation of the first principles of our faith that God created all men in His image, and the first principles of our nation that recognized that all men are created equal. 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…” Read full statement HERE.
The pastors coming together with this coalition strongly stress:
“We will stand in our pulpits, stand in the streets, stand in the chambers of policymaking and stand at the ballot box for those who are for God’s design of marriage and family. We, like Martin Luther in his crucible hour, can only say, ‘Here we stand, we can do no other.’ This fight for marriage, family and the very existence of a moral order has just begun.”
The coalition is comprised of mostly Baptist and Church of God in Christ (COGIC) pastors from Tennessee and all over the world.