Church Leaders Speak Out Against Amendment One
The above ad appeared Thursday in the Carolina Peacekeeper, a black community newspaper in Guilford County, NC. What you see are black clergy, all of whom are speaking out against North Carolina's Amendment One, which would define marriage as an exclusively man-woman pairing.
The text beneath the photo reads:
As agents of justice, healing, and unity among all people of all races, God has positioned us to be the heirs and guardians of a long history of unearned suffering, including slavery, lunch law, and Jim Crowism. Our people are, even today, the victims of random hate crimes. Many of our teenagers and young adults are languishing in prisons, while millions of others are without work and live in poverty. After careful and prayerful consideration, we are persuaded that the proposed Amendment One to the North Carolina Constitution would further impoverish and punish so many innocent people. Therefore, we have no choice but to stand against this unnecessary and unjust proposed amendment.
(HT: Pam's House Blend.)