Recently Obama announced his support for gay marriage. In light of his announcement, black pastors everywhere took to their pulpits, not only in in support of traditional marriage, but against Obama.
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.
He’s so opposed to same-sex marriage, he told church members he will no longer support the president and now predicts Obama will lose the election because of it.
In 2008, exit polls showed that 70% of African Americans opposed same sex marriage- one of the biggest reasons why Prop 8 in California was supported.
What do you think? Is Obama alienating the same base be needs for re-election?