Black Pastors To Hold Press Conference. Denounce NAACP and Gay Marriage Which They Say “Threatens to Destroy Western Civilization”

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Black Pastors To Hold Press Conference. Denounce NAACP and Gay Marriage Which They Say “Threatens to Destroy Western Civilization”

Detroit, Michigan- September 19, 2014- A National Coalition of Black Pastors and Christian Leaders has announced that they are holding a special Press Conference in Detroit, Michigan on September 23, 2014.

The Coalition will reveal a national strategy to combat court decisions overturning state laws protecting traditional marriage in partnership with the Thomas More Law Center, a national public interest law firm based in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

The Press Conference shall be held at 10am, in Dearborn Room 1, at the Marriott- Detroit Metro Airport, Romulus, Michigan 48174.

The Council, which has denounced gay marriage as “a threat to end western civilization as we know it,” has also condemned the NAACP as a “morally bankrupt institution” that has “sold Black civil rights for gay rights,” according to its spokesperson, Minister Stacy Swimp

In 2012, the NAACP took an official position to endorse “gay marriage,” by putting out a press release saying “we support marriage equality consistent with equal protection under the law provided under the 14th Amendment of the United States Constitution.”

The NAACP has not recanted their position, in spite of the fact the overwhelming majority of Black Americans oppose gay marriage.

“How is it that the NAACP concludes that the 14th Amendment, which was created to guarantee the citizenship rights of Black Americans,  is now meant to give license to a behavior which would devastate an already fractured institution in the Black community, which is the family?” says Pastor Danny Holliday, Founder and Pastor of Victory Baptist Church in Alton, Illinois.”Every God fearing American has a moral obligation to renounce membership to this once proud organization that has clearly lost its moral compass.”

The NAACP and other advocates of redefining marriage say that lesbians and homosexuals are “born gay” and should not be discriminated against because of how they were born.

The Coalition of Black Pastors and Christian leaders disagree.

“No one is created homosexual and forever condemned to being so. That argument, in defense of gay marriage cannot be substantiated. I am living proof.” says Evangelist Janet Boynes, a former lesbian who is one of the leaders of the Coalition. “Therefore, to redefine marriage and, essentially, render the concept of family without true meaning, would be an action against the will of God and the best interest of nation, family, and person who has been deceived into thinking he or she is without hope of walking away from homosexuality.”

The Coalition, represented by the Thomas More Law Center, of Ann Arbor, Michigan, has filed several briefs on behalf of the Coalition in the Circuit Court of Appeals and in the US Supreme Court.

“We pray that Federal judges shall uphold the rule of law and dismiss the wrongful assertion which says that so called gay marriage has association with the 14th Amendment, which was passed to guarantee the citizenship rights of Black Americans,”  says Pastor Emery Moss, Strictly Biblical, Detroit, Michigan.

“Nowhere in the U.S. Constitution does it indicate that equal justice under the law is related to gay marriage,” says Bishop Samuel Smith, of the Apostolic World Christian Fellowship. “Marriage, furthermore, was defined by God. Not by government. Government has no right to redefine marriage and destroy the meaning of family.”

Bishop Smith concludes, “The Constitution provides us our civil, political, and religious freedom, in accordance with our God given rights. The courts of the United States have a duty to the American people to uphold these God given rights and the Constitution.”

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U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder’s “Racial Profiling Grant” Is Dishonest And Distracting

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder – still playing the game of “race warfare”- announced today the award of a $4.75 million three-year grant to a group of educational and research organizations to study arrest data in five U.S. cities and implement changes to combat any findings of racial profiling.

Holder said that the cities, which have yet to be chosen, will serve as pilots to test strategies for building trust between law enforcement and the communities they serve.

He also says this Initiative has been sparked by the events in Ferguson.

The grant will be headed by law enforcement experts from the John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York, along with Yale Law School, the Center for Policing Equity at the University of California, Los Angeles, and the Urban Institute, a think tank based in Washington.

The U.S. Attorney General is wasting precious tax dollars to reinvent the wheel that has already been spun time and time again.

We already know about racial profiling. We have enough data. We have enough quantitative information to know we need to address this and we already have proven effective models to do so.

This is mere political pandering to promote race and class warfare. Moreover, to deflect from the fact the Attorney General’s office and the Obama Administration has strongly supported policies and strong arm practices which has escalated unemployment and social unrest in urban communities.

I would ask the Attorney General to do a study on the profiling of Christians in America by the current administration. THAT would be a far more credible undertaking.

Oh, he says cares about Black Americans?

What about a study to understand the devastating impact of illegal aliens on the Black unemployment rate? What about the impact of the Black Holocaust perpetuated by Planned Parenthood on the Black population?  Or perhaps a study on how the Davis Bacon Act costs Blacks Americans jobs disproportionately.

Of course, that would be too much like right. We know this attorney general isn’t the least interested in truth.

Just more division and distraction from the fact that neither he or the current administration care the least about the plight of Black Americans or any American citizen for that matter.

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From Slavery to Slavery: A Constitution Day Warning

Today, many Americans celebrate “Constitution Day” (or Citizenship Day). This is a celebration which recognizes the adoption of the United States Constitution and all who have become United States Citizens.

The Constitution was signed in 1787 in the city of Philadelphia.

In 1787, there were 56 signers of the U.S. Constitution. 1/3 to half of them owned African Slaves, who they didn’t think worthy of the very freedom and citizenship they were willing to die for.

In fact, 2 of the 3 writers of the Declaration of Independence thought my ancestors were property to be owned and did so.

Frederick Douglass once called elected officials “hypocrites” for inviting him to celebrate Independence Day, even as most Black Americans were slaves at the time.

Therefore, my thoughts on “Constitution Day” is that the constitution is indeed a freedom document and whenever we find any reason to compromise on its principles- it leads to bondage, poverty and death for those whose citizenship rights are not enforced.

Today, this is not only applicable to Black Americans, but it is now true that all Americans who are Christian find that out rights are not enforced by a government that sees our values as inferior.

Christians now face the plight of bondage, poverty and death. Our freedom of conscience and freedom religious, guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution, is being trampled upon by the current administration,, by federal judges across the nation and within every system of our society.

Let us not forget the valuable lessons of history on this constitution day,  that America can ill afford to allow any of our elected officials to infringe upon the rights of some Americans citizens in favor unhealthy cultural and political norms.

If citizenship is indeed to be celebrated, it must also be defended against any and every form of tyranny.

Therefore, let us celebrate today. Then resume fighting for freedom tomorrow.

Onward Christian soldiers!

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Black pastors denounce Michigan Republicans “Dance with the Devil” on Elliott-Larson: Michigan GOP House Speaker Bolger “sold his soul” for $100,000 from so called “gay rights” advocates, pastors say

 

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Black pastors denounce Michigan Republicans “Dance with the Devil” on Elliott-Larson: Michigan GOP House Speaker Bolger “sold his soul” for $100,000 from  so called “gay rights” advocates, pastors say

 

Detroit, Michigan, August 21, 2014  — On Wednesday, a group of Black Christian pastors and ministers condemned what they called state Republican leaders’ “dance with the devil” regarding legislation they said is discriminatory and would threaten religious freedom and women’s privacy rights by adding so-called “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” to the Elliott-Larson Act, the state’s civil rights law.

The pastors said Gov. Rick Snyder and other Republicans risk losing the votes of Christian families in the upcoming 2014 general election “if they rush to hop in the same political bed with homosexual activists.”

Speaker Jase Bolger and other Republican hypocrites in Lansing are now dancing with the devil,” stated Rev. James Crowder,  Senior Pastor of St. Galilee Baptist Church- Detroit and President of the Westside Minister’s Alliance said, “selling out traditional morality and our religious freedom in return for cash from the same ‘gay’ multimillionaires whose campaign funding they’ve condemned in past elections.”

Crowder cited Bolger’s acceptance of a $50,000 PAC contribution last month from nationally prominent “gay” activist and Democratic Party financier Tim Gill of Denver.

Gill and billionaire Jan Stryker, also of Denver, funded the Democratic takeover of Colorado’s legislature in 2006; Jan Stryker is the sister of homosexual billionaire Jon Stryker of Kalamazoo, who Michigan Republicans condemned in recent campaign cycles for spending millions of dollars in a similar attempt to defeat GOP legislative candidates here.

Gill also gave $25,000 in July to a PAC controlled by Rep. Frank Foster, R-Petoskey, the only incumbent legislator who lost in the Aug. 5th primary election after publicly declaring he would sponsor the “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” legislation. Foster was defeated by Christian academy teacher Lee Chatfield, who aggressively criticized Foster’s stand.

Only days before the primary, Bolger’s PAC took another $50,000 from Wall Street billionaire hedge fund investor Paul Singer.

Singer also contributed $25,000 to Foster’s leadership PAC, called Spotlight Michigan.

Singer founded the American Unity PAC, whose “sole mission will be to encourage Republican candidates to support same-sex marriage,” the New York Times reported.

Singer has spent over $10 million since the 2010 election “to help push Republicans and states to support and legalize gay marriage,” the Washington Post reported.

Speaker Bolger and other Republican con artists have now joined many other elected officials — in both parties — who’ve lost their moral compass and sold out the 2.7 million Michigan voters who supported our state marriage amendment, in return for campaign cash from the financial elitists pushing this anti-Christian agenda,” said Pastor Emory Moss, Strictly Biblical, Detroit. “They have betrayed Biblical marriage and traditional family values in the process, and they’re misleading Christian voters who they’ve duped into believing they can trust the Republican Party to protect those values.”

Speaker Bolger’s lip service to protecting religious freedom is not to be trusted when he’s taking $100,000 from high-profile pro-homosexual activists pushing this discriminatory legislation and using that cash to buy votes with campaign contributions to Republican lawmakers,” states Minister Stacy Swimp, Founder of the Michigan-based Revive Alive Ministry.

Foster announced after the primary election that despite his loss, he still intends to push the legislation, promising it will pass before the end of the year.  

And despite the strong message sent by voters who rejected Foster’s reelection bid, Gov. Snyder said he too still wants action on the bill this year.

That was one race. I’m going to look at Elliott-Larsen,Snyder told Crain’s Business Detroit. “I expect something to get done by the end of the year.”

Swimp noted that Michigan Republicans have for years opposed adding “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” to the state’s civil rights law “until the GOP’s big-money corporate campaign funders jerked their chains.”

Swimp, who is spokesperson for the group of over 200 Black Michigan pastors, also cited a coalition of brand-name Michigan corporations and Chambers of Commerce who joined the American Civil Liberties Union in forming the Michigan Competitive Workforce Coalition, a group organized specifically to push the proposed homosexual “rights” legislation.

The coalition is headed by Jim Murray, the openly homosexual CEO of AT&T Michigan.

Swimp, who is also Spokesman for a National Christian Council of Black Pastors for traditional marriage of over 33,000 churches and 3.2 million members,  also cited failed efforts by the Great Lakes Education Project (GLEP) — a PAC directed by openly homosexual Republican political operative, Greg McNeilly and funded by the billionaire family of former Amway President Dick DeVos and his wife, former Michigan Republican chair Betsy DeVos — to defeat high-profile Christian candidates in the Aug. 5th Republican primary who publicly opposed the “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” legislation.

Project (GLEP) — a PAC directed by openly homosexual Republican political operative, Greg McNeilly and funded by the billionaire family of former Amway President Dick DeVos and his wife, former Michigan Republican chair Betsy DeVos — to defeat high-profile Christian conservatives in the Aug. 5th Republican primary who publicly opposed the “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” legislation.

GLEP spent hundreds of thousands of dollars in the primary attacking Christian conservative candidates, all of whom won despite the attacks, while multiple members of the DeVos family contributed to Foster, who lost.

Big names and big money are obviously descending on Michigan — from Tim Gill and Paul Singer and, shockingly, even the formerly conservative DeVos family — to try to grease the skids and convince Republicans to join too many Democrats in selling their souls to homosexual activists and selling out Christian voters who cherish traditional marriage and the family,” said Swimp

Swimp said the proposed “sexual orientation” legislation is identical to policies and laws adopted in other states and countries that has resulted in Christian churches, pastors, and church members being discriminated against, fired, fined, expelled from school, and pressured to violate their conscience and moral opposition to homosexual “marriage” and homosexual behavior itself.

He pointed to dozens of examples such as:

  •  Julea Ward, the Black public school teacher from Southfield expelled from Eastern Michigan University’s counseling for refusing as a matter of religious conscience to counsel a student on how to improve his homosexual relationship.
  • Crystal Dixon, the Black vice president of the University of Toledo fired from her job for writing a letter to editor disputing claims that the “gay rights” agenda is comparable to the Black civil rights movement of the 1960s. (Over the objection of “gay” activists, Dixon was hired as personnel director for the city of Jackson, Michigan.)
  • The Christian photographer in New Mexico who was fined $6,600 for refusing as a matter of religious conscience to photograph a lesbian wedding, a fine unanimously upheld by the New Mexico Supreme Court.

Swimp chided Republican leaders for “either their greed or their cowardice, whichever it is on this issue,” citing strong public opposition to laws that force Christian business owners to violate their conscience.

If Republicans who can’t be bought by Speaker Bolger’s money from Tim Gill or Paul Singer or frightened by Betsy DeVos will simply stand firm for the conservative values they themselves claim to believe, they will find strong public support for that stand,”added Rev. Crowder.

Crowder cited a 2013 poll by Rasmussen Reports which found that 85 percent of Americans said “yes” to the question, “Suppose a Christian wedding photographer has deeply held religious beliefs opposing same-sex marriage. If asked to work a same-sex wedding ceremony, should that wedding photographer have the right to say no?” Only 8 percent said “no,” and 6 percent sat on the fence. The survey of 1,000 adults was conducted July 7-8, 2013.

Swimp said the pastors coalition also opposes the “gender identity” language of the proposed legislation, which has resulted in women and girls being forced to share restrooms, locker rooms, and showers with males who claim to be women, including in K-12 public schools in California, Colorado, and Massachusetts.

He noted that such language is opposed even by some lesbians and feminists who believe women’s privacy should be protected by law.

Swimp cited a 2012 letter written by lesbians Cathy Brennan and Elizabeth Hungerford to the United Nations Commission on Human Rights urging the commission not to endorse so-called “gender identity” policies.

Brennan and Hungerford wrote:

“We write to advise you of a legal development in the United States that compromises hard won sex-based classification protections for females. This legal development – in which gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) organizations and individual activists work to enact protections based on ‘gender identity’…

 In addition to compromising rational sex-based protections for females, These same GLBT activists have used the ‘gender identity’ framework to undermine the justification for female-only space that falls outside of government regulation (i.e., private events on private property.)  As lesbians, we are concerned about the impact of this legislation on our community, and our community’s ability to meet free from male influence.  More importantly, as females, we are concerned that in the attempt to provide protections for a few, we will compromise the protections of the many.

 Specifically, the proliferation of legislation designed to protect ‘gender identity’ and ‘gender expression’ undermines legal protections for females vis-à-vis sex segregated spaces, such as female-only clubs, public restrooms, public showers, and other spaces designated as ‘female only.’  Females require sex-segregated facilities for a number of reasons, chief among them the documented frequency of male sexual violence against females.”

Swimp continued,  “It’s simply beyond belief that leaders of the Republican party, which claims to represent traditional family values, would even consider legislation that threatens the privacy rights, comfort, and safety of women, as attested to even by lesbian activists. But apparently, those values are for sale if the price is right.”

Speaker Bolger is term-limited, but Gov. Snyder is not,” Rev. Emory Moss asserted. “We hope other pastors across the state of Michigan will join us in urging their congregations not to vote in the governor’s race this fall if the governor, other Lansing Republicans, as well as Democrats continue to push an agenda that threatens religious freedom and women’s privacy rights.

(Editor’s Note: The Pastors are represented by the Thomas More Law Center in their defense of Traditional Marriage between one man and one woman- in Michigan and across the United States.)

 
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Prominent Michigan Black pastor, Bishop David Maxwell, Renounces His Past Support for Gay Marriage

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Detroit, Michigan, August 14, 2014- One of Lansing, Michigan’s most prominent Black pastors, Bishop David Maxell, had been quoted in the press in May of 2012, as saying that he agreed with homosexuals and lesbians who say that so called gay marriage is a “civil right”.

Maxwell, Pastor of Eliezer Temple Church in Lansing, Michigan, has also served as head of Mayor Virg Bernero’s Office of Faith-based Initiatives, was quoted as saying:

“Many of my comrades in the faith community have a struggle and cannot separate the theology with the civics of the president executing fairness and equity for all persons, It’s a civil right. The sad thing about it is: You would have thought that the African-American pastoral or theological community would have sensitivity when they themselves have struggled civil rights-wise.”

Maxwell, after having attacked Black pastors against gay marriage, praised President Obama’s support of gay marriage: 

Maxwell also praised President Barack Obama for promoting an agenda to redefine marriage as other than between one man and one woman, ““I think the president is to be commended. He did not allow his own Christian philosophy or theology to dominate his presidential responsibility.”

However, in a recent letter, Bishop Maxwell has clearly changed his mind regarding his support of marriage redefinition and his criticism of predominantly Black churches as being “homophobic”.

“After reading statements attributed to me in a recent article, of which did not completely state my position on same sex marriage, and may lead some to view my statements as an endorsement of sort of same sex marriage. I am compelled to set the record straight”.

Bishop Maxwell, who had strongly supported gay marriage as a civil right in 2014, now says that “the ban on gay marriage is based upon its immorality’.

Maxwell is also now calling for all Christians to take a stand against the LGBT agenda to redefine marriage, “It is incumbent that like-mined people of faith take a public stand against the practice of same sex marriage and exercise our constitutional right to advance legislation that will cover all loopholes, and legally shut the door on same sex marriage in our state and nation.”.

In 1975 Esther Phillips sang a song “What A Difference Day Makes”,  the lyrics singing: What a difference a day made, twenty four little hours. Brought the sun and the flowers where there used to be rain. My yesterday was blue dear. Today, I’m a part of you dear”.

There is indeed a story in every we song sing.

Bishop Maxwell, who used to be a part of the LGBT advocacy demographic, has apparently found this position to be blue and is now happy to be a part of the Christian evangelical demographic, who choose to believe the Bible- that marriage is between one man and one woman.

Minister Stacy Swimp of Greater Bibleway Temple, Jackson, Michigan and Founder of the Michigan Based Revive Alive Missional Ministry, is Spokesperson for a national coalition of Black Pastors and Christian ministers who have taken a stand for traditional marriage and have filed an amiscus brief in support o traditional marriage- represented by the Thomas More Law Center. 

Swimp commented on Bishop Maxwell’s turnaround: “Bishop Maxwell had made himself an apostate. An enemy of the cross. However, it appears that the Word of God has finally settled into his heart and he has repented from his former stance against God’s family. Hopefully, he will not be swayed again, by selfish ambition and political favors,  to turn his back against God. 

Indeed, hopefully tomorrow won’t make yet another difference for Bishop Maxwell.

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