Skip to comments.Black Pastors Meet in Va. to Discuss Support for Obama
Posted on 09/05/2012 6:26:52 AM PDT by xzins
A group of black pastors in Virginia held a meeting to discuss how to encourage their congregations to vote for President Barack Obama.
Around two dozen clergy from various churches in the area met for two hours on Saturday in Chesapeake, discussing possible ideas for motivating support for Obama among their congregations. "We are concerned that many of our congregants are developing an aversion to supporting the president at the polls," read the invite email, which was sent out last month.
The major concern among the clergy was that Obama's support for same-sex marriage would prompt many African Americans to refuse to vote for Obama come November.
Since President Obama announced that he had changed his position on same-sex marriage from opposition to support, many black pastors have stated their opposition to voting for Obama in the 2012 presidential election.
In early August, the Coalition of African-American Pastors announced the launch of a "Mandate for Marriage" effort, which involved a petition to gather the signatures of people pledging to support traditional marriage.
The National Black Church Initiative, a nationwide organization led by the Rev. Anthony Evans, boasted of having had several thousand volunteers in Maryland alone who were determined not only to vote for striking down the state's recently passed same-sex marriage law but also against President Obama's re-election effort.
"These 8,000 volunteers are committed to defeating same-sex marriage and to defeating any candidate who supports same-sex marriage," said Evans in an earlier interview with CP. "So when they go to the polls, they will go down the list after voting against same-sex marriage just to vote against any candidate and that includes President Obama."
Evans explained that while he and his organization are Democrats, they nevertheless do not intend to vote for the president. ...
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Um, excuse me black, ahem, “pastors” — they took God out of the platform. What part about God Out of the Platform do you not understand?
Trust me, at the end of the day they will back zero, or atleast most of them will. They will stick together.
Insread of leading souls to the Lord, they are leading them to the antichrist. They want their congregationns to worship this false god who pushes abortion and gay rights.
S*t*n is dancing with glee.
The ‘way’,and the ‘truth’ of the Obama platform.
Color trunping GOD! Icabod has been written on these churches, if the glory of the Lord was ever there. They are an abomination to God.
They took the G-d out of the platform and replaced Him with Obama.
The question is; will their racism trump their Christianity? Will the vote for their skin color and ignore the Democrat war on God, war on marriage, and war on unborn babies, war on truth, war on morals, and war on personal responsibility?
I’ve always said that I am grateful to Obama for one thing: the gift of clarity.
These “churchmen” have made it clear which god they worship.
AFRICAN AMERICAN UBER ALLES
The most troubling and insulting thing about stories like this is the implied message the the Kenyan is the best black candidate that could be. 15% or so of this country is black and I personally know a dozen black folks that would be way better presidents than the current clown.
“MELANIN UBER ALLES!”
When all is said and done, blacks will vote for Obama. It won’t matter if they don’t believe in gay marriage or abortion or any of his signature issues. He’s perceived as black and that’s good enough.
We'll soon find out how many of the "revs" are called and faithful--->>> to Christ and The Gospel....
And how many are just pimping along for their own fame & gain...
Ecclesiastes tells us:
There's nothing new under the sun"
What’s to meet about? You either follow God or you follow Satan.
Yep, the God of Melanin has replaced the G-d of Arbaham, Isaac, and Jacob.
“The question is; will their racism trump their Christianity? Will the vote for their skin color and ignore the Democrat war on God, war on marriage, and war on unborn babies, war on truth, war on morals, and war on personal responsibility?”
I assume these are rhetorical questions. Race and politics ARE the religion of the black churches. The bible takes a distant third place.
But we're the racists.
Meanwhile everyone at the IRS is probably parked at Glenn Beck’s accountant’s office.
You have to ask the question? Plain as the nose on your face!
The democrats entire platform is nothing but the advocacy of sin.
"Choose thou. Whom will you serve?"
Is it “Racial Profiling” to encourage people to vote for someone solely on the basis of skin color or race?
I hope these gentlemen understand obama does not think the way they do.
What are the odds that these aren’t the churches the left has in mind when they call for churches to lose their tax-exempt status if they meddle in politics?
Black pastors for Obama march arm in arm toward Sodom.
To value the color of a strangers skin over the destination of you very own eternal soul is a tragic decision.
To encourage or organize others astray is another deeper level of hell set aside for you.
Racism triumphed over morality in Hussein’s first run, I don’t know why it wouldn’t this time.The polls indicate that that will be the case.
You are correct. Their “theology” is black liberation theology, not the Bible.
My guess is most major “Christian” denominations like the Episcopalians, Methodists (the USUAL SUSPECTS) have no issue with the Demcorat Platform removing God from its planks because, to them, religion is no longer about Cod - its about a social agenda. And their sermons, positions on issues and declining membership all reflect this.
I don’t believe anything trumps their freebies. Yes, they will all vote for Obammy.
LOL, crackas sure fell for that one!
Seriously, it’s the same old story. Just look at South Africa-it was supposedly all about “equality” and “fairness” until the black majority held the reins, then the mask of moderation fell off. White South Africans are being openly discriminated against, when they’re not being slaughtered.
Then Obozo is the Profiler-In-Chief, because he’s running a campaign specifically targetting blacks-”I got your back, I need you to have mine”. Not to Americans, specifically to blacks.
How about the fact he is a Muslim not a Christian
27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.
28 And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.
This really burns me because any other church besides a black congregation would be sued by the federal government. Supposedly pastors, priests, etc., are not allowed to openly endorse a particular candidate or political party from the pulpit.
You can criticize the religious and moral consequences of a political leader or party’s actions, but again, there is not supposed to be an official endorsement of a given candidate or party when preaching from the pulpit. Black congregations are always given a pass on this.
Personally, I think a pastor or priest SHOULD be able to promote or endorse a candidate/party without government interference, but if the feds say you can’t, then why the double standard?? Of course we know why, and it is so blatantly ignored by the media.
re: “This really burns me because any other church besides a black congregation would be sued by the federal government.”
Let me further clarify. Pastors can say anything they want, but if a church wants to keep their “tax-exempt” status they are not allowed to endorse political candidates. At least that’s what I’ve read or heard in the media.
Church and state? And should the churches of these pastors be given tax exemptions if they are engaged in partisan politics?
We were concerned that you would place more importance of your religious faith over skin color... so here’s our encouragement for you to do otherwise.
Many/Most are “black” before they are principled. They’ll cave, privately at least.
or that call themselves Doctor have a legitimate non plagiarized PHD...anyone come to mind?
Time to choose.
As for me and my house, ....
“I hope these gentlemen understand obama does not think the way they do.”
I must respectfully disagree. They all think the same. It’s not about God or Jesus. The black churches are CINO’s: Churches in Name Only. They are the cotton fields for the slaves, the ministers are the field bosses, and the congregation’s only job is to vote democrat to keep massa in power. The black “churches” are just an arm of the socialist government, and the socialist government will never bring them to task over the violation of separation of church and state. The black church believes the state is their god, and that’s “right thinking” which is rewarded.
The more I think about it, the black church is really a “cargo cult” where they worship a government that brings the goodies seemingly out of the clear blue sky.
I am curious as to whether the black churches received money for remodeling or other improvements. I know when I worked the polls in Virginia..we voted at a black church..they either got new carpeting, new pews or other “perks.” It always happened right before the elections
Blacks are the Democrat Party. The difference between running a white Dem or a black Dem is the difference between 95% and 99% support.In the end it makes no difference whether Dems support gay marriage or oppose school vouchers. They will vote overwhelmingly Democrat. Luck on election day for a Republican is bad weather impacting the polls in black areas.
How do they get their congregations to support Obama?
Easy. They’ll stand at the pulpit and scat out three words, stretching five syllables into 20, as only they can: “Vote for Obama!!!!”
That’s it. And they KNOW that’s it. All else is posturing for public consumption. If they really, truly held to God’s Word, they’d have run like rabbits from Obama, one of late-term abortion’s most strident advocates.
OK, the Blacks will not vote 98 percent for the Kenyan — they’ll vote 97 percent for him. It’s a racial thing you know.