Coalition of African-American pastors to oppose DNC’s support of gay marriage in Charlotte
– A group of leading black clergy will hold a press conference in Charlotte, NC on Wednesday, September 5 to protest the recent embrace by the Democratic National Committee and President Obama of same-sex marriage. The majority of members of the Coalition of African-American Pastors (CAAP), who will host the event, are also members of the Democratic party but feel marginalized and ignored by the recent ‘evolution’ on same-sex marriage. CAAP has launched a marriage petition at 100000signatures4marriage.com
“By taking this grave and unnecessary step of endorsing gay marriage in the party platform, President Obama and the Democratic party are once again putting black Christians at the back of the bus,” said Rev. William Owens, President of CAAP. “Every other constituent of President Obama, every other key part of the party base—gays, latinos, women—gets a hearing except black voters whose voices and values are ignored. This is more than a shame, it’s an outrage. We are here to warn the Democrats: do not leave out black Christians, do not take our votes for granted.”
WHAT: Press conference of black pastors opposing Democratic party support of same-sex marriage
WHEN: Wednesday, September 5, 2012
11:30 am ET
WHERE: Dunnhill Hotel
231 N. Tryon Street
WHO: Rev. William Owens, President and Founder, CAAP
Bishop David Hall
Mr. Lewie Ford
Elder Raymond King
Elder William Owens, Jr.
Elder William McBride
Assistant Pastor Sophia McBride
The Coalition of African-American Pastors is a grass-roots movement of African-American Christians who believe in traditional family values such as supporting the role of religion in American public life, protecting the lives of the unborn and defending the sacred institution of marriage.