John Hawkins interviewed Rev. William Owens of the Coalition of African American Pastors about same-sex marriage.
Right Wing News excerpts:
In every election, in every campaign where the marriage amendment has been on the ballot, blacks in large numbers have been against it and Americans have been against it. But he’s [President Obama] not interested in what the people want. He’s interested in what a few people who can give him big money want. And I don’t take back what I said about him being a Judas. He does not hope to win the election because more gays are going to vote for him. He endorsed homosexual marriage because of the large sums of money that it brought him.
I had two members of the board of NAACP call me and tell me why the NAACP endorsed same sex marriage. It was money. It was absolute and they gave the name of the person who gave the money. And they had to do it on the…cloak of darkness. Had they done it the way they should have done it, they never would have been endorsed by the NAACP.
Q. There are many people who make the argument that gay marriage is just like the Civil Rights struggle of the 60′s. What do you think of that comparison?
It turns my stomach. I was in the Civil Rights Movement and…to compare the homosexual dilemma to that of the Civil Rights Movement is a disgrace. The person must not have been living there, like Obama wasn’t a part of it, or they don’t know what happened to black people in the South that brought on the Civil Rights Movement.
On behalf of CAAP, Owens is gathering support for pro-gender marriage at 100,000 Signatures for Marriage.