Friday, August 10, 2012

'Black pastor group received money from anti-gay hate groups' and other Friday midday news briefs

Black pastors group has deep conservative ties, records show - Surprise, surprise! That supposedly non-biased group of pastors (CAAP, led by Rev. William Owens) attempting to get the black community to withhold its vote from President Obama because of his support of marriage equality has a history that it failed to mention. USA Today gives the scoop, including the following choice tidbits:

Frank Cannon, head of the American Principles Project, a group opposed to same-sex marriage, confirms his group's political action fund is paying public relations firm Shirley & Banister to assist CAAP's communications strategy.

CAAP received loans totaling $26,000 in 2004 from the conservative Family Research Council, American Family Association and Mississippi Tea Party activist Ed Holliday, according to its IRS filings.

Owens, . . . endorsed 2008 GOP presidential contender Mike Huckabee and Ohio GOP gubernatorial candidate Ken Blackwell.

Remember that the Southern Poverty Law Center has declared the American Family Association and the Family Research Council to be hate groups because of the lies they spread about the gay community.

In other news: 

 Thanks for taking my call, Bryan; long time listener, first time stalker - My blogging buddy Jeremy Hooper has crazy Bryan Fischer on the run.  

Washington State Bishop: Oppose Marriage Equality To Keep Heterosexuality Special - Well now I have heard EVERYTHING!

 Restored Hope Ex-Gay Network Will Not Oppose Criminalization Of Homosexuality - Well that makes me feel special.

 Anti-Gay Ex-Michigan Attorney Taken to Court - Oh mercy! Andrew Shrivell again! 

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diƤtplan said...

very good post

Anonymous said...

Alvin -

First, I want to thank you for all of the fine work that you do.

Second, I'm shocked that Owens would accept money from groups like AFA and FRC. AFA in particular has been overtly racist in comments made about Muslims and Native Americans. This further questions Owens's motivation and judgement.