Tuesday, August 07, 2012

NOM continues attempt to sabotage Obama's black support with edited press conference

This is last week's press conference featuring the Coalition of African-American Pastors, the phony group working with the National Organization for Marriage to get Mitt Romney elected.

Of course neither CAAP nor its president, Rev. Bill Owens, will tell you that. They will say that they are attempting to get President Obama to take back his support of marriage equality. If he doesn't, they say, then CAAP will begin a campaign to persuade African-Americans to withhold our votes come November.

Not vote for Romney, mind you, but withhold our votes. Of course if the Black community withholds our votes, then that will ensure Romney being elected.

Of course CAAP won't tell you that its president, Owens, is working with NOM as its liasion to black churches.

Nor will CAAP tell you that NOM has already endorsed Romney.

Nor will CAAP tell you that its recent effort is a part of a strategy by NOM to create a wedge between the black and gay community (two strong Democrat constituencies) over the subject of marriage equality with the expressed intent of "sideswiping President Obama."

Anyone believing that this is a genuine effort to express anger over President Obama's support of marriage equality is sadly mistaken.

And as the following clips (which were conveniently omitted from NOM's video of the press conference) demonstrate, this effort is also fueled by hate and ignorance:

And listen to how Owens behaves when a reporter asks him a question about the "Biblical definition" of marriage:

Hat tip to Jeremy Hooper for the videos.

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Anonymous said...

I've been following your work for a long time, and really admire you a great deal. What CAAP is doing is making me so sad - hate is blinding them to how they are being used to undermine the historically high support our President has enjoyed among the African-American community...all to elect a man whose priorities are so far out of alignment with theirs it would be laughable if the consequences weren't so grave. How does this wedge attempt make you feel, as someone who belongs to both groups?

David said...

"Marriage should only be afforded to those that it was originally intended."

In 1776, marriage was only between one white man and one white woman. So we should assume after this phony presentation, that guy will immediately get divorced.

Perhaps he wouldn't mind going back to the way African-Americans were "originally intended" to be treated in America. So according to him, traditions should never change, simply because he chose to become religious. Yeah, that's never going to happen.

Kaoru Negisa said...

That reporter on the end is Jamila Bey, an atheist activist as well as being a reporter. The atheosphere blew up about that little bit when it originally happened. It's a question more people need to be asking these cretins: what is the biblical definition of marriage in light of Abraham, Solomon, and so many others?