African American Pastors Form Group to Defend Marriage

On the eve of President Obama’s really big show in Charlotte, a group of African American pastors announced that they are forming a group to defend traditional marriage. The African American vote is crucial to the President’s re-election chances. I believe that the President will sweep the African American vote. The question is whether or not they will turn out with the same enthusiasm — and numbers — as they did four years ago.

President Obama’s announcement earlier this year that he now favors same-sex marriage and the Democratic Party’s inclusion of a plank supporting same-sex marriage in the Party platform may play a role in this situation.

What effect, if any, all of this will have on the outcome of the election remains to be seen.

New Christian group created to celebrate, defend marriage

By Michelle Bauman
William Owens, Jr., speaks about marriage during a press conference Aug. 29, 2012 in Tampa, Fla.

.- Pastors from across the country have come together to form an organization celebrating the important role of marriage and encouraging Christians to take action in support of it.

“For us to remain silent is for us to give consent to the belief that traditional marriage can be redefined,” said William Owens, Jr., founder of We Celebrate Marriage.

“This is not a time in our generation to be silent.” (Read more here.)

  • Lori Schulz

    Hi! Thank you for the “Like” on my blog post! And thank you for standing up for life and traditional marriage!
    God Bless! Lori Schulz

    • Rebecca Hamilton

      Thank you Lori!

  • Jessica Hoff

    Thank you for posting this Rebecca – it will be interesting to see what effect this has on the election.

    • Rebecca Hamilton

      Thank you Jessica.

  • Arkenaten

    Ah, yes, the age old conundrum: Adam and Eve or Adam and Steve?

    Once this is sorted out maybe you could run a post about everyone’s favorite polygamist and rape accused, Number-One-South African Twit, (and our President would you believe?) Jacob Zuma ?
    One has to ask, of the two, Adam and Steve or Jacob Z which is the least moral? Hmmmm, I wonder.

  • Teresa Rice

    It is good to see people from the African-American community standing up for traditional marriage. I have a feeling that this going to negatively affect President Obama at the voting booth. Thank you for posting this. God Bless.

    • Rebecca Hamilton

      I agree Teresa. It is heartening. Thank you.

  • Bob Seidensticker

    My ability to see the future is limited, admittedly, but it sure seems to me that same-sex marriage will inevitably be both widely legal and widely accepted. It seems the next step in the civil rights evolution that we’ve been going through for the last 50 years.

    Since African Americans have benefited from this process, it’s startling (though I guess not surprising) that they’re resisting it for other people. Once it’s accepted, I suppose they’ll spin the evidence to say that they were in the vanguard all the time.

    More here:
    Marriage Designed for Procreation?

    • Rebecca Hamilton

      Hi Bob! All I can say is that I hope you are wrong about the future of marriage.