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Black pastor denounces pro-homosexual ad

Friday, November 2, 2012
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The Coalition of African-American Pastors is responding to an ad in Maryland promoting homosexual "marriage" among African-Americans, which will be an issue presented for a vote on the Tuesday ballot.

William Owens, founder and president of the Coalition of African-American Pastors, is calling on President Barack Obama and the NAACP to repudiate the ad.

Owens, William (CAAP)"We are against same-sex marriage. We stand against it very firmly and we want the people to know," he declares. "It doesn't matter who endorsed it, whether it's the president or the NAACP. It is wrong, and we stand against it; the Coalition of African-American pastors stands against it."

But Owens says what is especially disturbing about the ad is that it urges black Christians to ignore their own pastors' teachings and vote for same-sex marriage.

"And it's sad. That is a sad situation. Anytime anybody tells you to go against scripture -- whether it is a pastor, a layman, a politician -- then you know that person is wrong," he emphasizes. "You don't have to question whether that person is wrong or not. You know that person is wrong."

Owens calls the ad "the worst attempt at pandering and manipulating the black community to ignore their own pastors," who are simply preaching and teaching what the Bible says on the subject.

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