Surely if you saw a media report regarding people who oppose the President’s support for gay marriage, you would see white male racist Republicans. For that is the only demographic which would dare oppose our first gay, African-American president. Only outdated conservatives could still hold on to the belief that marriage should consist of one man and one woman. Right?
The Coalition of African American Pastors (CAAP) announced at the National Press Club on Tuesday that the grassroots group – comprised of the more than 3,000 members – is a launching a national campaign to support marriage between one man and one woman and to oppose the Obama administration’s efforts to advance same-sex marriage.
“The time has come for a broad-based assault against the power that be that wants to change our culture to one of men marrying men and women marrying women,” CAAP President William Owens said at the press conference, held to announce the Marriage Mandate campaign, which includes a petition seeking 100,000 signatures pledging support for traditional marriage.
“Mr. President, I’m not going to stand with you, and there are thousands of others across this country that are not going to stand with you with this foolishness,” Owens said.
In a press release announcing the campaign, Owens encouraged black pastors and the black community to “withdraw their support for [Obama].”
Whoa… Isn’t this the exact same kind of speech that a Chicago councilman referred to as “hate speech“?
Who knew a coalition of black pastors could hold such hatred for a black President? After all, any and all opposition to Obama has to be based on skin color, and not his policies. That’s what we’ve been told for four years now.
One of the pastors suggested that Obama has been ignoring the black community “because he feels that he has us in his pocket.” While this group and those they represent make a good point, they will continue to be taken for granted so long as they vote for Obama at a 90% clip, despite strong opposition to gay marriage and despite an economically disastrous 14.4% unemployment rate.
Voting for him based on skin color is just as bad as voting against him based on skin color.
Whether this has an effect on the vote or not is not the issue. The important thing about Rev. Owens is his attack on this President are obviously racially motivated and is one more example of how white people are uncomfortable with the color of Barack Obama’s skin. True the Reverend is also a person of color, but I am sure Cokie Roberts would say that George W. Bush did a Vulcan mind meld on the poor pastor and made him act racist.