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Black Pastors Oppose President, Democrats on Same Sex Marriage

CarolinaSistah Wrote: Aug 06, 2012 7:44 PM
"These black pastors understand that collapse of family, out of wedlock births, single parent households, promiscuity, drugs and crime are the crises undermining black physical and economic health today. And they understand that a society that accepts as valid alternative lifestyles which undermine life sustaining Biblical truths is a society that will inevitably promote and advance this deadly behavior." This is my favorite statement in the whole article, but all of it is on-point! Excellent Star. I stand with these Pastors as they stand for my God, my community, and my country.
Aura Wrote: Aug 06, 2012 7:45 PM
And what do the many pathologies of the black community have to do with same-sex marriage?
Original Saepe__Expertus Wrote: Aug 06, 2012 8:04 PM
AURA...Ordinarily I do not ever reply to you any more, but do you not think that the concept of 'rights' being 'given' by government is a highly suspect 'belief' ? If government 'gives' rights, what might these be? The 'right' to have free Ginger Ale on a hot day? A new car every three years? All of that is just stuff.

"...that all men are created equal, and that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness."
Re-defining a religious institution as consisting of 2 men....has NOTHING to do with 'rights' matter how much one calls it so. Like Lincoln's query of how many legs a dog has, if you count the tail. Doesn't matter what you call's

Support for same sex marriage is now in the Democratic Party preliminary platform. Once approved by the full platform committee and voted on at the convention, same sex marriage will have the formal support of the Democratic Party.

But as Democrats institutionalize their support for same sex marriage, their relationship with the Party’s most loyal constituency, black Americans, becomes increasingly uneasy.

A new survey just released by the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life shows 65 percent of Democrats supporting same sex marriage compared to just 40 percent of blacks.

A group of 3,700 plus black pastors,...