This past weekend on State of Belief, we featured civil rights legend and San Francisco NAACP head Rev. Dr. Amos Brown, exposing how the so-called Coalition of African-American Pastors is part of a careful political plan, headed by the National Organization for Marriage and its allies, years in the making, to drive a social issues wedge between Barack Obama’s reelection campaign and his most loyal support base – minority voters. And to do it using African-American church leaders.
When the President spoke out in support of marriage equality several months ago, it was as if he touched a trip wire – and in fact, he did. The trap had been set long ago.
The evidence is right there in previously confidential NOM documents, posted here in their entirety by HRC:
The strategic goal of the project is to drive a wedge between Gays and Blacks, two key Democratic constituencies. We aim to find, equip, energize and connect African-American spokespeople for marriage, to develop a media campaign around their objections to marriage as a civil right, and to provoke the Gay marriage base into responding by denouncing these spokesmen and women and bigots.”
Remarks by Coalition of African-American Pastors leader Rev. Owen, whom Rev. Brown and other civil rights-era leaders denounce as an impostor, spoke last week at the National Press Club. The clips below are worth watching to get the full flavor of this unfortunate propaganda campaign: