Maryland’s Bishop Harry Jackson, deeply in bed with both NOM and Tony Perkins, yesterday publicly attacked Barack Obama’s support of same-sex marriage, demanding to know if the President “is going to use the bully pulpit of the presidential office to absolutely erase the image of biblical marriage from the face of the earth.”
“Voters need to know whether they have a friend or an assent, an enemy to an institution that God has ordained,” Jackson added. “Some of us have taken his statements as a declaration of political war against the venerable institution of marriage,” the Daily Caller reported today:
“In the African-American community, many people are saying they made him do that, we don’t understand why he did that,” said Jackson. “We don’t believe that really was the president’s intent. Others have given high fives in the backroom saying, ‘he got paid.’ We don’t really know what the intent of the president is except that we know that is not just an isolated incident. Some further action will follow.”
The Daily Caller adds:
[Bishop Joseph] Mattera said a demographic minority is using politics to change the definition of marriage for the majority. Jackson claimed that many African-Americans feel that President Obama’s gay marriage support is “an insult.”
“What was most concerning about the president’s comments was it seemed to be a slap in the face of black clergy,” said Jackson.
“It seemed to say, I know that you hold these views and that in the marriage amendment battle in the great state of California, 70 percent of blacks voted for marriage while nearly 95 percent voted for President Obama and the same kind of statistics in Florida. Given those kinds of statistics, it seemed and felt like to some of us who happen to be African-American, it felt like an insult.”
Bishop Jackson might be smart to spend more time at home in Maryland. A new Public Policy Polling survey finds that the majority of African-Americans in Maryland will vote in favor of marriage equality.
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