A group of conservative black pastors has responded to President Barack Obama’s support of same-sex marriage with what they say will be a national campaign aimed at rallying black Americans to rethink their overwhelming support of the President -- but you would never know it if you watch CNN.
Although the fading news network reported on the announcement by The Rev. William Owens (pictured speaking), who is president and founder of the Coalition of African-Americans Pastors and the leader of the campaign, it was not considered Page One political news. The story was buried in the network’s coverage of religion.
The Rev. Owens’ powerful message in favor of the traditional family was thus deemed of lesser importance than news about Snoop Dog’s latest name change and a lady that “transforms” herself into a mermaid.
According to CNN’s reporting, The Rev. Owens said, “The time has come for a broad-based assault against the powers that be that want to change our culture to one of men marrying men and women marrying women,” in an interview Tuesday after the launch event at the National Press Club. “I am ashamed that the first black president chose this road, a disgraceful road.”
At the press conference, Owens was joined by five other black regional pastors and said there were 3,742 African-American pastors on board for the anti-Obama campaign.
Owens went on to say that Obama was taking the black vote for granted and decried the idea of similarities between the gay rights movement and the civil rights movement, an assertion made by the NAACP following Obama’s same-sex marriage support.
At the Tuesday press conference, Owens also questioned Obama’s commitment to black Americans, stating that the president is just “half-black, half-white” and has long “ignored the black press.”
He is “ignoring the people that put him in the White House,” Owens said according to CNN.
If a group of Mormon Bishops came out against Mitt Romney -- or a plan he had to remake American society and culture -- it would be the lead news story in every newspaper, TV network and website on the internet. If a group of black pastors opposes a policy of President Obama’s that will completely undo thousands of years of Judeo-Christian tradition you can’t find it.