Gay marriage foe Rev. Derrick McCoy
believes Maryland voters were deceived into voting for Question 6,
the referendum which upheld a marriage law approved by lawmakers.
The referendum, which allows the law to
take effect on January 1, was approved by Maryland voters by a 52.1%
to 47.9% margin.
McCoy headed opposition to passage with
similar messages used in other states where the issue was on the
ballot, including claims that marriage equality would hurt children
and restrict religious freedom.
marriage claims labeled false.)
In comments to The
Washington Post, McCoy suggested that voters were deceived
into voting for Question 6.
“I think the targeted ads toward the
African-American community helped [supporters of the law] to get just
enough black support to win,” he said. “Although people do not
agree with same-sex marriage, they were deluged with ads about
equality, which does not truthfully represent redefining marriage.”
McCoy added that he got involved in the
effort because he believes in God.
“God has always believed in us, and I
stood up because I believe in Him!”
marriage foe Derek McCoy dismisses criticism over “worthy of death”