A coalition of African-American pastors
on Monday strongly criticized President Barack Obama's endorsement of
In May, Obama told ABC News' Robin
Roberts that “I think same sex couples should be able to get
married.” The NAACP, the nation's oldest civil rights
organization, cited the president's
move in making its own endorsement.
At a news conference held at Opryland
Resort in Nashville, the pastors voiced their disapproval.
“His support for this un-biblical
behavior will destroy even more folks in our already decaying and
broken society,” said Quinn Chapel AME's Luke Robinson. “His
pronouncement is in fact a direct attack on the God of the bible and
the Christian faith.”
“We were once proud of you, but our
pride has turned to shame that you, the man holding the most powerful
position in the world, would stoop to leading the country down an
immoral path,” said Bill Owens of the Coalition of African-American
At the presser, the group called on
black pastors from across the country to withhold their support from
President Obama's reelection campaign.