African-American Pastors Condemning Obama’s Gay Marriage Stance
This is probably something he didn’t expect and didn’t want, but he’s stuck with it now.
When Obama announced that his position on same-sex marriage had evolved, it outraged some African-American pastors like Pastor and Del. Emmett Burns.
“He has said to his base, African-Americans, ‘I am going against your beliefs and your thoughts,’” Burns said.
And they’re not just talking about it:
He and many other leaders are pouring their energies into gathering the signatures needed to put Maryland’s same-sex marriage law on the November ballot.
“I think it might be a call to action for people to really express what they believe,” Father Erik Arnold of Our Lady of Perpetual Help said.
In short, Obama was counting on the same level of support from African-Americans, but wanted to shore up support from the rest of the lefties, so he took this politically-calculated position. However, it may actually cost him the support of enough African-Americans and “Reagan Democrats” to cost him the election… not that he was skating to victory before this.
He may have just cost himself the election, in other words.