I strongly believe that the issue of gay marriage has only become a major issue in this political season in order to create division between the church and President Obama, especially within the African American community. The Rev. Dr. William Barber, NAACP President for NC did well in addressing this issue in his Open Letter to Clergy Who Are Trying to Confuse African American Voters on Wedge Issue of Marriage Equality. Please read and share with others. We can not allow Republicans and Tea Party people to distract us from moving forward in electing our only choice in a Presidential candidate that will represent the interests of ALL Americans, simply because he has expressed his support of ALL Americans, regardless of their sexual orientation. I would like to remind all Clergy to remember
“For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.’
Then the righteous will answer him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? And when did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you? And when did we see you sick or in prison and visit you?’
And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.'”.
THANK YOU REV. BARBER FOR WRITING THIS VERY IMPORTANT MESSAGE. PLEASE READ AND SHARE WITH OTHERS.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
6 September 2012
For More Information: Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II President, 919-394-8137
Mrs. Amina J. Turner, Executive Director, 919-682-4700
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Open Letter to Clergy Who Are Trying to Confuse African American Voters on Wedge Issue of Marriage Equality
~From Rev Dr. William Barber II, President of NC NAACP~
While the NAACP does not endorse candidates for President of our nation, we vigorously debate the issues that should shape national, state, and local elections. And we will challenge those who attempt to mislead our communities. Some clergy are wrongly criticizing and distorting the views of the President on the issue of marriage equality. They are trying to confuse African American voters. They have a right to their opinions but to…
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