Black Pastors Call Meeting With Obama to Change his Mind on Gay Marriage
11 months ago
Coalition of black church leaders do not agree with president's stance on gay marriage.
President Obama's decision to support gay marriage made one of his most trusted support groups uneasy.
Black pastors around the country questioned Obama's decisions while others supported him.
Now, a coalition of these pastors who are against his new stance have demanded a meeting with him to try to change his mind, according to the Washington Times.
The pastors sent a letter this week to Attorney General Eric H. Holder to set up a meeting with the president. He painted their quest as a civil rights cause.
"I can promise you we did not march one inch, one foot, one yard for same-sex marriage," said Rev. William Bill Owens Sr., founder of the coalition and organizer of the letter.
The 20 church leaders claim that Obama has broken their heart with his support of gay marriage.
"Some things are bigger than the next election," said one of the pastors in the statement.