Written by Micah Clark
Here is a remarkable story that would have been unimaginable in 2008. A group of African-American faith leaders has formed an organization called God Said, which plans on raising $1 million dollars in an effort to drive 25% of black voters away from President Barack Obama’s re-election. The reason for this effort is due to the President’s support of same-sex marriage. The group, with 22 advisory board members, plans radio and television ads in Ohio, Virginia, North Carolina, Wisconsin and Florida.
“The black community is among the most religious in America, and we are offended that President Obama has announced his support of same-sex marriage, that the NAACP has blindly supported the secular views of the Democratic Party, and that their national platform plainly supports same-sex marriage,” Apostle Claver Kamau-Imani, a God Said founder said in a statement published by The Daily Caller. “I am confident that this message will be well received and acted upon on Election Day.”
Many people assume that Barack Obama, and virtually any other Democrat, has a near guaranteed 96% of the black vote backing them, because that is the routine breakdown in election after election. Yet, a new survey from Zogby shows that Governor Romney has 6% of the black vote. Most surprisingly, it found that 18% of African-Americans surveyed said that they were “undecided” on how they would vote this November.
“During the 2008 elections, 70 percent of African-Americans voted to ban same-sex marriage in California while they also voted for Barack Obama for president,” Dr. Alveda King, niece of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., told The Daily Caller. “We fully intend to shift 25 percent of the black vote from the 2008 election by charging every voter to examine each candidate and vote for the one that supports their core belief in natural marriage.”