- Brandy Is Not Here To ‘Bow Down’; Brandy Talks New ‘Temptation’ Movie + Beyonce New SinglePosted 15850 days ago
- In Case You’ve Missed Out: The Unwritten Rules Episodes 1-9Posted 15850 days ago
- President Obama Painting Creates Controversy; Called Disrespectful & BlasphemousPosted 15850 days ago
- Fancy, oh Fancy! Happy 46th Birthday To Garcelle Beauvais!!!Posted 15850 days ago
- Spotted: Beyonce and Jayz Hang Courtside at Brooklyn Nets GamePosted 15850 days ago
Jay-Z Agrees With The Potus & Supports Gay Marriage; “To Deny Them That Right Is Discrimination, Period”
Ever since President Obama announced that he was in favor of gay marriage (on a personal level), individuals have been coming from all over to give their opinion on the matter. While many are in favor of the Presidents’ announcement, as it is the first time that a President has openly acknowledged their approval on the matter, there have been a few who have made it very clear that they do not agree with the Presidents’ position.
Most notably, Pastor Jamal Bryant of the Empowerment Temple AME located in Baltimore, MD, suggested that President Obama start his campaign with the Black church to fix the damage he has done by agreeing with something that goes completely against Christian morals. In a recent statement, Pastor Bryant described the Presidents’ approval as a form of betrayal to the Black church:
The Black church has been there for him from the start. As a 3rdgeneration member the African Methodist Episcopal Church, the oldest African American Protestant denomination in the country, I remember in 2008 when then-Senator Obama came to our general conference, the day after we unanimously passed legislation against same sex marriages. The Bishops of the church took him in private quarters and surrounded him, covering him in prayer. The photo of this moment soon went viral. After the inauguration, the President was met with an onslaught of disrespect, opposition and attack. But he has always been covered in prayer and supported in large measure by the Black church community. Even when national evangelical Franklin Graham openly questioned the President’s Christianity, the NAACP went with national religious leaders from different denominations to demand an apology.
Given this history, it’s not hard to understand why many Black pastors feel jilted. Many have hastened to declare that they will no longer support the President.
While President Obama may be receiving hell (pun intended) from the Black pastors, the President still has a large number of supporters who are more than ecstatic about his decision. One half of the royal couple of Hip Hop, Shawn “Jay-z” Carter, expressed his approval of gay marriage in a recent sit down with CNN. Carter suggested that allowing individuals to love and marry whom they choose to is, in fact, the right thing to do.
Taking it a step further, the rapper suggested that denying individuals the right to marry based on their sexual preference is the equivalent to discriminating against Blacks.
What are your thoughts?