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Black Pastors Support Marriage Amendment
Coalition of African-American Pastors to take 100 Leaders to
MEMPHIS, TN-- William Owens, Founder and President of The Coalition of African-American Pastors, announced today that he will lead a group of 100 black pastors to Washington, DC, May 25, to rally support in Congress for the Federal Marriage Amendment and to discuss critical issues facing black . America
to know that as black leaders we are standing on our faith and not with a political party,” exclaimed Owens. America
According to Owens, despite a historic association with the Democratic Party, the black community has always been conservative about family values. In fact, Margaret Farr Young with Agape African Methodist Episcopal Church in
says polls show that over 70% of all African American support a federal marriage amendment. “We value family and share a strong faith in God and the teachings of the Gospel. Faith is non-partisan; it demands that we choose candidates who will distinguish between right and wrong in their political actions,” stressed Owens. The visit to Maryland by these black pastors will underscore the fact that righteousness and justice should be more important to black Americans than party affiliation. Washington
The press and some organizations have implied that African-American ministers who stand for natural marriage between one man and one woman are pawns of the Republican Party. “This is inaccurate. In the black community, it has been the tradition for politicians to go to ministers for advice. Today some ministers are going to politicians for advice rather than standing on the word of God,” stated Owens.
“I believe it is important for black pastors to organize and make this trip, so that there can be no doubt in the minds of anyone in America that we are standing up in support of what Scripture says on the issue of same-sex ’marriage,’ and that we are not doing it because we were asked to do it by any individual or political party. Scripture was here before we had any political parties and it is Scripture that is our foundation,” he emphasized.
Owens declared, “any politician of any party who does not take a position on moral issues that are consistent with Biblical principles does not deserve our vote, adding a person who does not stand for something will fall for anything.”
“We are living in a society where the public will tolerate immoral behavior, but doesn’t want to hear about our faith. Many want to ban faith from the public square, and we say ‘No, we will not allow our faith to be silenced’! We are going to
, and we want to face our Representatives and Senators and want them to tell us where they stand on the same-sex ‘marriage’ issue,” he proclaimed. Washington
Owens stated that a reporter asked him last week why the Federal Marriage Amendment is so important to African-Americans. “My answer was simple. Same-sex ‘marriage’ will destroy our families and our culture, and the black community has enough challenges already in holding our families together.”
The Coalition of African-American Pastors is a group of pastors and community leaders who are focused on bringing about positive change in their communities! We want to give a voice to the majority of African-Americans who share a belief in the importance of Faith and Family. For more
information about CAAP, visit the web page at https://www.caapusa.org/