Black Pastor Calls for Obama to Repent Over Same-Sex Marriage Support
I must admit that I was reluctant to publicly share my perspective on President Obama's recent statement regarding same-sex marriage because too often his presidency has caused separation within the ranks of African-American leadership.
And yet, what does an African-American pastor do when his African-American president makes a decision that eventually will destroy the foundation of not only the African-American community, but the nation as a whole?
Does that pastor take a risk that he will be misunderstood and labeled as an "Uncle Tom," a Republican Party pawn, or someone "the white man has bought out?" If I do not take the risk, knowing that mentality in itself is as discriminatory as it gets, I become a co-conspirator in keeping us in bondage to our culture; suggesting that none of us is free to think or speak outside of what we are told....
Could it be he's not just the president who supports but he also, well, uh, you know.....despite the lack of coverage in the USA there is certainly two or three witnesses out there who agree with TIME magazine?!?!
This minister, Darryl Husband, has taken a courageous stand. But, as a true minister, it is expected of him. It doesn't matter about being of the same race. What is important is following Christ. He mentions his reluctance. There should be no reluctance at all. He should be shouting this from the rooftops! Husband's mission as a minister is to preach the gospel no matter what.
Lady_Virtue wrote: Quote from Mike of New York: "Obama isn't African-American, never has been. He's biracial." Thank you for pointing this out. It's pretty obvious, but a lot of people act as if they don't know it.
Mr. Obama hails from Kenya (Africa) and the U.S. (America). Thus he's as "African-American" as one can get, if anyone should even care.
"And yet, what does an African-American pastor do when his African-American president makes a decision that eventually will destroy the foundation of not only the African-American community, but the nation as a whole?"
Not to worry. Obama isn't African-American, never has been. He's biracial. So whites may speak out against what his white half is doing without being called racist; African-American folk may speak out against his white half without being labeled Uncle Toms. See how easily this tense issue can be resolved?