Pastor Patrick Wooden believes
President Barack Obama's endorsement of gay marriage sends a terrible
message to black kids.
Wooden, a pastor at Raleigh, North
Carolina's Upper Room Church, appeared on Line of Fire Radio,
where he criticized the president and the Democratic Party for
supporting such unions.
“My position is African Americans are
people also, we want the same things that all other Americans want,
we are a part of this country, we have built this country, so we
should be counted also and considered,” Wooden
said. “Our families, our homes have been decimated, and with
the things that have happened in our community, do we need to add to
it a President where little black boys and little black girls are
hearing this great man in the most powerful position in the land say
'I believe same-sex marriage is the direction that the country ought
to go in.' Then that same little black boy or little black girl
looks to the heroes in the black community at the local level which
are the preachers and the community leaders and the NAACP leaders and
then they see the leaders line up and follow this man. What kind of
message are we sending our children? And we're the most vulnerable.”
“[O]f the two [political] platforms
only one platform actively supports evil. Abortion is evil.
Same-sex marriage, the greatest oxymoron that I know, is evil. Those
who are tying to redefine marriage, that is an evil endeavor.”
He added that Mitt Romney won't get his
vote because he is “a bishop in a cult,” a reference to Romney
being a Mormon.
Wooden: Gay men shove cellphones, gerbils up their anuses.)