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At It Again: Black Pastors Join Fight Against Gay Rights, Claim Infringement on Religious Freedoms

What can we say? Same script, different day.  This time, the cast is a group of black pastors who seek 1 million signatures for an online petition to impeach Attorney General Eric Holder for refusing to uphold bans on same-sex marriage.  No rest for the weary, right? Anyway, the Coalition of African-American Pastors (CAAP) claim their religious freedom has been violated and they plan to take action via grassroots efforts to counter the gay rights agenda.  Actually, we put that last part about the “agenda” in there, but that’s basically what their allegations boil down to.  Listen, we’ve kind of had our fill of this fire and brimstone condemnation from the black church to last a lifetime, so we can’t say we have many damns to give about this coalition’s feelings of freedom.  We haven’t had a chance to check out The New Black, a documentary that explores black public opinion about the gay rights movement, but we have to wonder how many reflect the homophobic rhetoric of these “religious leaders.”  We’ll have to see.  In the meantime, check out this article for more about CAAP’s [eyeroll] grievances.


3 thoughts on “At It Again: Black Pastors Join Fight Against Gay Rights, Claim Infringement on Religious Freedoms

  1. I thought the church’s duty was to support the laws of the land if it represented equal rights. I think that those black pastors who argue against same sex marriages should continue the civil rights movement’s fight towards black equality. Black people aren’t treated equally in North America. Put your lives on the line for fights that are more costly. The walking oxymorons (black pastors) are sometimes under cover gays. This is why gay young men out them: for being so hypocritical and for wanting to support inequality instead of liberating the minority. Long suck teeth with a mmm afterwards.


  2. “civil rights” leaders? A) there’s nothing civil about what they’re preaching and B) what about LGBTIQ civil right? I suppose those don’t matter? Also – “values like marriage, which should be strengthened and promoted”. Well, surely giving more people the right to marry and create a union can only “strengthen and promote” those values. More eyerolls from London! Sxx


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