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NOM-Allied Pastor Calls Obama 'Judas' for 'Pandering' to Gay Community on Marriage: VIDEO

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The Washington Post says that Black churches "are split" over gay marriage and Obama:

Overall, African-Americans remain one of the groups most opposed to gay marriage: 51 percent are opposed, while 40 percent support it, according to a recent poll by the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life. That support, however, has edged up from 26 percent just four years ago. Among black Protestants, opposition is slightly higher, at 54 percent.

Pew researchers said Obama’s support hasn’t noticeably shifted opinion in either direction, but some smaller groups are seeking to galvanize lingering black skepticism over gay marriage to make it a wedge issue for African-American voters this November.

“I would hope that the president would become wise, come to his senses and know that he has made a mistake,” said the Rev. William Owens, president of the fledgling Coalition of African-American Pastors, at a recent National Press Club news conference.

His group is circulating an online petition to ask Obama to “repudiate his assertion that gay marriage is a civil right.”

The Christian Broadcasting Network gave the National Press Club press conference by the anti-gay Coalition of African-American Pastors and Rev. William Owens a segment earlier this week, highlighting Owens' proclamation that Obama is a 'Judas' for pandering to the gay community.

"And for the President to bow to the money as Judas did for Jesus Christ, is a disgrace, and we are ashamed."

Watch their interview with Owens, AFTER THE JUMP...

NOTE: You may remember the video the pastors released in July, repeating many of these accusations.

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  1. The Christian Broadcasting Network? Say no more.

    Posted by: Jack M | Aug 8, 2012 8:25:34 AM


  2. The thing I find fascinating about the black community is that it adopted the very same religion that was used to justify slavery.

    Posted by: jason | Aug 8, 2012 8:30:36 AM


  3. Nice Hitler moustache.

    Posted by: CHAD | Aug 8, 2012 8:36:57 AM


  4. Jason, Christianity did not justify slavery. People who claimed to be Christians tried to justify it, but that is not the same as real, Jesus-centered Christianity. Jesus told us to do unto others as we would have them to do unto us, and American slavery obviously contravened that command, as well as the command to love one's neighbor as yourself. Claiming to be a CHristian is not the same as being one. The Word of God defines who is a Christian.

    Posted by: Javier | Aug 8, 2012 8:44:07 AM


  5. What a creep.

    Posted by: trees | Aug 8, 2012 8:44:57 AM


  6. Translation: "We got our civil rights, so f*ck all y'all f*****s".

    MLK Jr. is spinning in his grave.

    Posted by: FuryOfFirestorm | Aug 8, 2012 8:50:13 AM


  7. So many of these so called "Christians" care way more for the first half of the BuyBull than the second. Y'know, the all those inconvenient parts about the guy named CHRIST who taught love for all people and basically told them to forget about all the silly laws laid down in Part 1...

    Posted by: VoenixRising | Aug 8, 2012 8:51:19 AM


  8. People just love magic.

    Posted by: Monrob | Aug 8, 2012 9:08:11 AM


  9. People like Reverend "Hitler Mustache" can rant all they want. Not two African-American voters in 500 will switch their votes to Romney because of President Obama's stance on marriage equality. Nor would Irish-Americans & Catholic-Americans have switched their votes from JFK had he lived to run in 1964 merely for his support for a broad based Civil Rights act.

    Posted by: Hank | Aug 8, 2012 9:21:24 AM


  10. Just remember, in 40 years when the gays are called upon by the "good" "Christian" "patriots" to deny some other group equality, we were on the other end of it once, too.

    Posted by: kpo5 | Aug 8, 2012 9:26:58 AM


  11. Without Judas (or some other pre-ordained scapegoat), there would have been no crucifixion, no resurrection, and no ascension. Judas should be hailed as a hero by Christians. If it weren't for him...there would be NO Christian religion.

    On second thought...damn that Judas!

    Posted by: Taylor | Aug 8, 2012 9:41:37 AM


  12. Taylor, actually you are wrong. Jesus said that He laid down His life of His own authority, will, and control:

    "The reason my Father loves me is that I lay down my life —only to take it up again. No one takes it from me, but I lay it down of my own accord. I have authority to lay it down and authority to take it up again. This command I received from my Father.” John 18:17, 18

    So, while Judas became one of many instruments whereby God's perfect will that Jesus would die for the sins of the world was accomplished, God's transcendent will would have been accomplished with or without Judas. Judas was not in control, nor any other mere human.

    Posted by: Luke | Aug 8, 2012 9:51:19 AM


  13. Con man says something unimportant. Now send money for my new mansion I am building. Praise jeebus

    Posted by: Guest | Aug 8, 2012 10:05:58 AM


  14. It's stunning how short the memory of these black ministers. And the misuse of the Judas reference only highlights their ignorance of scripture and of Jesus Christ.

    We are in a time when anyone can be famous. Anyone can get in front of a microphone and spout lies and insanity as if it's truth, because for crazy bastards it is...but it's only truth to the nutjobs.

    I'm over stupid. I'm over prejudice and phobia. I'm done with ignorance, no matter what color it comes in. And I'm over these people who proport to speak for Jesus or Christians, when they blindly ignore Jesus' greates commandment. Talk about a Judas...how much money you making, Pastor?

    Posted by: Bart | Aug 8, 2012 11:00:05 AM


  15. here's a thought, closeted 'ankle grabbers' are afraid if same sex marrage is voted in the ones getting laid 'on down low' will not has as many to chose from cuz they will all be able to come out and be how they are, so say for them and their closet.

    Posted by: david | Aug 8, 2012 11:47:23 AM


  16. Wedge-driving NOM puppet.

    Posted by: castaway | Aug 8, 2012 11:58:20 AM


  17. The "pastor" said that gay marriage threatens families, especially black families.

    OK, let do assume the false narrative that gay marriage threatens families, how on earth would it be more of a threat to black families?!

    Is he saying there are more black dudes on the down-low because they can't marry another dude?!

    Posted by: Really | Aug 8, 2012 11:59:53 AM


  18. Lmfao, gays are a threat to the segment of our community that has the most out of wedlock children?

    3 words for these good pastors:

    Go, f#ck and yourselves.

    Posted by: Michael | Aug 8, 2012 1:07:17 PM


  19. The sacred cow of supposed heterosexual monogamy is NOT threatened by giving loving same sex couples their civil right of being treated equal! The president did the right thing by supporting liberty and justice for all even if it goes against ignorant tradition! I call it ignorant because it displays a complete lack of understanding of human sexuality. You can not pray away the gay. The real culprit to heterosexual monogamy and more importantly family stability is adultry and divorce. Persecution of gays as a scapegoat is totally the wrong focus. People need to be focusing on their own families. Also the pastor has his facts wrong. GBLT folk did a lot to helo get Obama elected in 2008.

    Posted by: Tom in long beach | Aug 8, 2012 1:16:56 PM


  20. Luke:

    God's will or not...Judas was the means to the end...no matter how you look at it. As I said...it could have been any other scapegoat, but no matter who or what...someone or thing had to facilitate it.

    If it was God's will that Judas was the person to do so...then he certainly should not be vilified...and so much for "free will", if Judas was not in control.

    PS...it's John Chapter 10 not John Chapter 18 that you quoted.

    Posted by: Taylor | Aug 8, 2012 1:36:28 PM


  21. Luke:

    God's will or not...Judas was the means to the end...no matter how you look at it. As I said...it could have been any other scapegoat, but no matter who or what...someone or thing had to facilitate it.

    If it was God's will that Judas was the person to do so...then he certainly should not be vilified...and so much for "free will", if Judas was not in control.

    PS...it's John Chapter 10 not John Chapter 18 that you quoted.

    Posted by: Taylor | Aug 8, 2012 1:37:19 PM


  22. ...and I'll call this black pastor "JUDAS" for supporting the denial of civil rights to a minority group. There - we're even. Oh, no we're not - the PASTOR (???) is BLACK (???????) and is supporting a group to deny a minority group it's CIVIL RIGHTS (???????????) WTF?

    Is there something in the water that's causing severe lapses of memory ? Time machine please - and send this hateful, selective amnesia, idiot back to Mississippi circa 1957

    Posted by: Tre | Aug 8, 2012 1:42:19 PM


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    Posted by: Precious Life | Aug 8, 2012 4:18:15 PM


  24. I know that the white gay males get accused of being racist all too often. Sometimes they are guilty of it. But one thing I am sure of, if you took a poll to see how many gays are against equal marriage rights for blacks, you would not see numbers like 51 percent. You would not even see 2 percent. The fact that people like this idiot can suffer under the bigotry of the majority and then turn around and inflict that same bigotry on us.... is f***ed up beyond all belief.

    Posted by: RIPSherman | Aug 8, 2012 4:39:51 PM


  25. God created all men equal and to be born gay and straight on earth and to love one another. It is the antigay Christians who are going against the words of God. God Bless Obama for he truly is a good Christian who knows the real words of God.

    Posted by: Mike | Aug 8, 2012 7:35:46 PM


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