Bill Owens of the Coalition of
African-American Pastors on Tuesday held a second press conference to
condemn President Barack Obama's recent endorsement of gay marriage.
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.
Speaking to reporters, Owens took
partial credit for putting Obama in the White House.
“The president is in the White House
because of the civil rights movement. And I was a leader in that
movement. And I didn't march one inch, one foot, one yard for a man
to marry a man, for a woman to marry a woman,” Owens told
He went on to suggest that President
Obama has sold out.
“So the president has forgotten the
price that was paid. Where people died, where they suffered, where
they gave their blood to have equal rights in the United States. And
for the homosexual community and for the president to bow to the
money as Judas did to Jesus Christ is a disgrace and we're ashamed.”
Owens promised to “take action” to
reverse the president's stance. (The video is embedded in the right
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