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Black Pastors Meet in Va. to Discuss Support for Obama
The Christian Post ^ | 4 Sep 12 | Michael Gryboski

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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KEYWORDS: 2012election; christianity; democratplantation; democrats; elections; gaymarriage; homosexualism; nobama2012; obama
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1 posted on 09/05/2012 6:27:02 AM PDT by xzins
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To: xzins

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?


2 posted on 09/05/2012 6:29:37 AM PDT by LibsRJerks
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To: xzins

Trust me, at the end of the day they will back zero, or atleast most of them will. They will stick together.


3 posted on 09/05/2012 6:30:59 AM PDT by V_TWIN (obama=where there's smoke, there's mirrors)
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To: xzins

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.


4 posted on 09/05/2012 6:31:36 AM PDT by mardi59 (t)
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To: xzins
Color trumping GOD! Ichabod has been written on these churches, if the glory of the Lord was ever there. They are an abomination to God.
5 posted on 09/05/2012 6:32:03 AM PDT by Coldwater Creek (He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will j rest in the shadow of the Almighty Psalm 91:)
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To: LibsRJerks

The ‘way’,and the ‘truth’ of the Obama platform.


6 posted on 09/05/2012 6:32:27 AM PDT by madameguinot (Our Father's God to Thee, Author of Liberty)
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To: xzins

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.


7 posted on 09/05/2012 6:33:06 AM PDT by Coldwater Creek (He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty Psalm 91:)
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To: LibsRJerks

They took the G-d out of the platform and replaced Him with Obama.


8 posted on 09/05/2012 6:33:16 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: xzins

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?


9 posted on 09/05/2012 6:33:19 AM PDT by Proud2BeRight
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To: xzins

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.


10 posted on 09/05/2012 6:33:28 AM PDT by jtal (Runnin' a World in Need with White Folks' Greed - since 1492)
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To: xzins

AFRICAN AMERICAN UBER ALLES


11 posted on 09/05/2012 6:33:36 AM PDT by ecomcon
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To: xzins

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.


12 posted on 09/05/2012 6:33:49 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (Hopey changey Low emission unicorns and a crap sandwich)
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To: LibsRJerks

“MELANIN UBER ALLES!”


13 posted on 09/05/2012 6:34:32 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working fors)
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To: xzins

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.


14 posted on 09/05/2012 6:34:41 AM PDT by EDINVA
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To: LibsRJerks
Um, excuse me black, ahem, “pastors” — they took God out of the platform

***************

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...

Jesse & Al_Justice Bros.

Ecclesiastes tells us:
There's nothing new under the sun"

15 posted on 09/05/2012 6:35:54 AM PDT by Wings-n-Wind (The main things are the plain things!)
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To: xzins

What’s to meet about? You either follow God or you follow Satan.


16 posted on 09/05/2012 6:37:03 AM PDT by crosshairs (America: Once the land of the free. Still the home of the brave.)
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To: Coldwater Creek

Yep, the God of Melanin has replaced the G-d of Arbaham, Isaac, and Jacob.


17 posted on 09/05/2012 6:37:27 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Proud2BeRight

“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.


18 posted on 09/05/2012 6:37:55 AM PDT by henkster (We're the slaves of the phony leaders...)
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To: Proud2BeRight
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?

Apparently you don't know nuthin bout the black struggle, cracka!
19 posted on 09/05/2012 6:38:18 AM PDT by crosshairs (America: Once the land of the free. Still the home of the brave.)
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To: EDINVA
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.

But we're the racists.

20 posted on 09/05/2012 6:38:24 AM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: xzins
They'll sell out their souls and vote for him anyway. They'll judge him by the color of his skin rather than his character.
21 posted on 09/05/2012 6:40:34 AM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: xzins

Meanwhile everyone at the IRS is probably parked at Glenn Beck’s accountant’s office.


22 posted on 09/05/2012 6:45:21 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Proud2BeRight

You have to ask the question? Plain as the nose on your face!


23 posted on 09/05/2012 6:48:00 AM PDT by Coldwater Creek (He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty Psalm 91:)
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To: LibsRJerks
Um, excuse me black, ahem, “pastors” — they took God out of the platform.

The democrats entire platform is nothing but the advocacy of sin.

"Choose thou. Whom will you serve?"

24 posted on 09/05/2012 6:48:27 AM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: xzins; All

Is it “Racial Profiling” to encourage people to vote for someone solely on the basis of skin color or race?


25 posted on 09/05/2012 6:50:15 AM PDT by Graewoulf ((Traitor John Roberts' Obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: xzins

I hope these gentlemen understand obama does not think the way they do.


26 posted on 09/05/2012 6:52:24 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: xzins

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?


27 posted on 09/05/2012 6:53:18 AM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: xzins

Black pastors for Obama march arm in arm toward Sodom.


28 posted on 09/05/2012 6:54:27 AM PDT by sr4402
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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.


29 posted on 09/05/2012 6:54:41 AM PDT by USCG SimTech (Honored to serve since '71)
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To: Proud2BeRight

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.


30 posted on 09/05/2012 6:55:35 AM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: henkster

You are correct. Their “theology” is black liberation theology, not the Bible.


31 posted on 09/05/2012 6:57:40 AM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: xzins

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.


32 posted on 09/05/2012 6:59:03 AM PDT by ZULU (See: http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=D9vQt6IXXaM&hd)
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To: xzins

I don’t believe anything trumps their freebies. Yes, they will all vote for Obammy.


33 posted on 09/05/2012 7:00:55 AM PDT by EnquiringMind
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To: concerned about politics

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.


34 posted on 09/05/2012 7:01:30 AM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: Graewoulf

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.


35 posted on 09/05/2012 7:04:09 AM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: xzins

How about the fact he is a Muslim not a Christian


36 posted on 09/05/2012 7:13:28 AM PDT by uncbob
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To: xzins; All
Genesis 1:27-28
King James Version (KJV)

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.

37 posted on 09/05/2012 7:13:28 AM PDT by Pegita ('Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus, just to take Him at His word ...)
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To: xzins

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.


38 posted on 09/05/2012 7:20:02 AM PDT by rusty schucklefurd
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To: rusty schucklefurd

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.


39 posted on 09/05/2012 7:23:05 AM PDT by rusty schucklefurd
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To: xzins

Church and state? And should the churches of these pastors be given tax exemptions if they are engaged in partisan politics?


40 posted on 09/05/2012 7:25:04 AM PDT by kabar
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To: xzins

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.


41 posted on 09/05/2012 7:28:24 AM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to the tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: xzins

Many/Most are “black” before they are principled. They’ll cave, privately at least.


42 posted on 09/05/2012 7:28:24 AM PDT by showme_the_Glory (ILLEGAL: prohibited by law. ALIEN: Owing political allegiance to another country or government)
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To: xzins
I would like to see how many who call themselves Reverend have a legitimate seminary degree.

or that call themselves Doctor have a legitimate non plagiarized PHD...anyone come to mind?

got fawn?

43 posted on 09/05/2012 7:28:33 AM PDT by wardaddy (this white hair don't cover up my redneck......)
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To: xzins
You can serve God - or you can serve Obama.
You can't do both as they are mutually exclusive.

Time to choose.

As for me and my house, ....

44 posted on 09/05/2012 7:41:50 AM PDT by grobdriver (Proud Member, Party of No! Nobama, No Way, No How!)
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To: freekitty

“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.


45 posted on 09/05/2012 7:43:17 AM PDT by henkster (We're the slaves of the phony leaders...)
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To: xzins

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


46 posted on 09/05/2012 8:07:02 AM PDT by katiedidit1
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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.


47 posted on 09/05/2012 8:08:44 AM PDT by chuckee
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To: Proud2BeRight
The question is; will their racism trump their Christianity?


48 posted on 09/05/2012 9:44:54 AM PDT by Old Sarge (We are now officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet)
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To: xzins

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.


49 posted on 09/05/2012 10:13:56 AM PDT by ScottinVA (If Obama is reelected, America will deserve every mockery that follows.)
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To: xzins

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.


50 posted on 09/05/2012 1:48:44 PM PDT by MasterGunner01
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