By Kevin “Coach” Collins
“Our only weapons in this fight are the weapons of Rev. King: truth and love and courage,” Rev. Williams Owens. A man who says this will never back down.
This stance by Rev. Owens, the, president of the Coalition for African-American Pastors, (CAAP) the most powerful coalition sums up the problem Barack Obama has with his African American base.
By any measure Rev. Owens, who has called Barack Obama “Judas” is preaching to his choir.
By their own description African Americans (79%) are very much more religious than the rest of America (56%). Fifty three percent say they attend church at least once a week and 76% report praying daily. Fifty nine percent are members of the Churches represented in Rev. Owens’ Black pastors association. Almost 9 in 10 (88%) of Black Americans arte “absolutely certain God exists” and 55% believe the bible is the literal word of God.
In general African Americans express opposition to homosexuality at a rate of 46%, but among the more religious that number climbs to 58%. Nevertheless, by a lopsided 64% to 27% Blacks are against Gay marriage.
In May when Obama decided to support Gay marriage, among other Black clergy Rev Owen was shocked and angered. He demanded a meeting with Obama, the man he and his congregation worked so hard to elect, and since then he has been ignored.
The CAAP immediately went on the offensive. However Obama and his people have tried to frame the issue they have not been able to talk this problem away. When they tried to claim Gay marriage is a matter of Civil Rights, Owens responded, “I didn’t march one inch, one foot, one yard for a man to marry a man and a woman to marry a woman. We will not take it back, we will not back down, and we are going to take action across this country.”
Tuesday he declared, “He [Obama] has not done a smart thing and it might cost him the election. There are more people that want marriage to be right than there are homosexuals.”
All of this brings to mind what Sir Arthur Harris said upon taking over the British Air Force in 1942, referring to the he had to defeat he said, “They sowed the wind, and now they are going to reap the whirlwind.”
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This day in history August 3
1948: Whittaker Chambers accuses Democrat Alger Hiss of being a Communist and a spy for the Soviet Union. Both charges were subsequently proved true when the world got access to the Venona Files. Hiss and his brother Donald were just two of the scores of Communists who were in the Democrat Roosevelt and Truman administrations. To read about how hypocritical the Democrats have been over the past 200 years. Get you copy of Coach’s new book Crooks Thugs and bigots: the lost hidden and changed history of the Democratic Party available at: http://crooksthugsandbigots.com
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