A grassroots movement of African-American Christians who believe
in traditional family values is in Charlotte expressing
dissatisfaction with President Obama's stance favoring homosexual
Earlier this year The Coalition of African-American Pastors
(CAAP) asked the president to meet with them so they could discuss
their concerns and dissatisfaction with his pro-homosexual agenda
(see earlier story). Since Obama never
responded, CAAP spokesman William Owens, Jr., who is part of the
"Mandate for Marriage" effort, tells OneNewsNow
his group is moving on to the next phase of the campaign to get his
"We're going to have a meeting in Washington in the next two
weeks and ask about 25 black pastors to come so we can deal with
this collectively and try to continue to dialogue with the
Democratic Party, but also dialogue with the Republican Party,"
Though the latter party supports traditional marriage, he
asserts that it also needs to pay attention to the needs of
But Owens is concerned that some black pastors are supporting
Obama and opposing what he is doing.
"I wonder what Bible that they use -- they must [not] use our
Bible," he reasons. "I don't know where they get their theology
from. But what happens when a man that's holding the most powerful
position in the world endorses something, blind followers will
follow it, and they lose all of their allegiance to God and country
by following a man that's on the wrong track. And I disrespect them
even more, because they're supposed to be men of God."
The CAAP spokesman stresses that Obama is just a politician, and
he should have kept out of this sensitive moral issue.