Obama’s Support for Gay Marriage Puts Black Pastors in Quandary
Black pastors across the country dwelt on President Barack Obama’s stance during worship services Sunday, after Obama’s May 9 announcement that he supports gay marriage.
The Rev. Emmett C. Burns Jr., a politically influential black minister, held an event Sunday at his Rising Sun Baptist Church in Baltimore, Md., to publicly withdraw support from Obama over his same-sex marriage support, CNN reported. “I love the president, but I cannot support what he has done,” Burns was quoted as saying at the church. He also predicted that Obama’s stance would lead to his defeat in November.
Many other black ministers differed with Obama’s stance but also said they’d continue to support him.