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Published On: Fri, Nov 2nd, 2012

Black Pastor say Pro-Gay Marriage ad is misleading voters AUDIO

A group of African-American pastors is slamming a political ad that urges Marylanders to vote for a ballot referendum that would legalize same-sex marriage, calling it an attempt “to re-educate the black community” on the issue.

“The Black church has been the conscience of not only the Black community but of the nation,” the Rev. Williams Owens, founder and President of CAAP (Coalition of African-American Pastors), said Wednesday in a statement.

“It’s bad enough for President Obama to personally support gay marriage, now he and this ad are urging Black Christians to ignore their pastors and are attempting to re-educate the Black Christian community for political gain. This has to stop.”

Rev William Owens (screenshot Fox video/YouTube)

TRANSCRIPT:

WOMAN 1: So who are you voting for President?

WOMAN 2: (laughing) …Who do you think?

WOMAN 1: I know…but what about Question Six? My Pastor says he’s ok with it, but I just don’t know…

WOMAN 2: I didn’t know either, but then I heard President Obama supported marriage for gay couples.

WOMAN 1: Really?

WOMAN 2: You haven’t heard him? I’ve got the clip here on my phone…

WOMAN 1: You have that on your phone?!!? (teasing)

WOMAN 2: Yes! It’s THAT important…listen up:

OBAMA CLIP: “Same-sex couples should be able to get married. I had hesitated on gay marriage because I thought civil unions would be sufficient … You know, Malia and Sasha, they’ve got friends whose parents are same-sex couples, it wouldn’t dawn on them that their friends’ parents would be treated differently. That’s the kind of thing that prompts a change of perspective. When we think about our faith, it’s also the golden rule…”

WOMAN 1: That is SO true…

WOMAN 2: Isn’t it though? I’d always kinda been on the fence, but Obama makes it so simple: it’s about fairness — treating everyone equal under the law.

WOMAN 1: Well, if that’s what a vote for Question Six means, I’m fired up and ready to go!

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