Black Clergy Leadership Discourages Black Voters Not to Vote on Election Day

By: Victor Trammell

Due to President Barack Obama’s pro-gay marriage stance, black clergy members across the country are not willing to urge black voters to participate in the upcoming election.

 This could adversely affect Obama because  black Christian communities across the country turned out to vote in record numbers to help him get elected in 2008.

 Black pastors all over America have expressed disappointment in the president for anouncing this past May that he backed same-s*x marriage. African-Americans are more conservative when it comes to issues of religion, crime, and education.

 Presidential candidate Mitt Romney does not offer them much of a real choice, however.  Many black clergymen still have problems with his Mormon faith because the religion banned men of African descent from the priesthood.

Obama won 95 percent of black voters in 2008 and is likely to get an overwhelming majority again. However, without that same support, the presidential race could go either way because every vote counts. The November election is expected to be a tight one.

“When President Obama made the public statement on gay marriage, I think it put a question in our minds as to what direction he’s taking the nation,” said Rev. A.R. Bernard, founder of the predominantly African-American Christian Cultural Center in New York. He recently held an interview with TheGrio.com

Bernard’s endorsement is much sought after in New York and beyond. He claims he voted for Obama in 2008.  However, Beneard said he’s unsure how he’ll vote this year.

It is not known how widespread the sentiment is that African-American Christians would be better off not voting at all. Despite their doubts concerning the candidates, many blacks contend they have fought too hard for the vote to not show up on election day.

“This is the first time in black church history that I’m aware of that black pastors have encouraged their parishioners not to vote,” Rev. Jamal-Harrison Bryant told the Washington Informer in August. Bryant, who opposes gay marriage, said the president’s position on marriage is “at the heart of the problem.”

The issues at hand affecting the 2012 campaign have led to complex conversations about faith, politics and voting. The Rev. George Nelson Jr., senior pastor of Grace Fellowship Baptist Church in Brenham, Texas, participated in a conference call with other African-American pastors the day after Obama’s announcement. The ministers sought to collectively oppose gay marriage. Nelson claimed that Obama’s statement had caused a “storm” in the African-American community.

Still, he said “I would never vote for a man like Romney,” because Nelson has been taught in the Southern Baptist Convention that Mormonism is a cult. Nelson said he plans to vote, but did not reveal which candidate he would support.

“Because of those that made sacrifices in days gone by and some greater than others with their lives,” he wrote in an e-mail. “It would be totally foolish for me to mention staying away from the polls.”

Romney has pledged to uphold conservative stances on social issues, including opposing abortion and gay marriage. However, many black pastors worry about his Mormon beliefs. Christians generally do not see Mormonism as part of historic Christianity, although Mormons do.

The 2012 election seems to cast a shadow of doubt on the black community because it poses the opportunity tho vote for what many in the nation call “the lesser of two evils.” Considering the uncertain economic state of this country, it would behoove voters to educate themselves on seeing which candidate would do a better job of revitalizing the economy.

53 Responses to Black Clergy Leadership Discourages Black Voters Not to Vote on Election Day

  1. Black pastors need to encourage their congregations to vote for our President in this election more than ever before. The recent video released of remarks made by candidate Rommney attest to the devastation that would be created within not only among their congregations and communities but throughout the majority of the country. Republicans as well as Democrats.

    As Christians, we need to start DOING what Jesus did, taking the LOVE seat and letting God do the judging.

    • You’re crazy. All Mitt said is that it is unacceptable for people to believe they are succeeding when they are living on a measly welfare handout that barely stretches to the end of the month.

      Idle hands are the devils worship. Everyone that is intelligent knows it is better to work, than not work.

      Good jobs is what we all need. He is the candidate and businessman who knows how to create jobs.

      • You’re crazy. The 47% Ol Mitt doesn’t care about are the elderly receiving the Social Security benefits they EARNED, the disabled who cannot work, the working poor who oftentimes sometimes work two and three jobs, individuals unemployed due to the Bush Recession and the Republican policy of giving tax breaks to companies that outsource American jobs and students working to better themselves, their families and communities. Mitt is an arrogant elitist who doesn’t give a damned about anyone who is not rich.

        Act a fool and listen to these fools and GOP plants including Boyce Watkins if you want to. There are no surprises here. You heard it directly from Mitt.

        • I heard it directly from Mitt. He was stating a fact, not making a criticism. He plans to help that 47% live and work with dignity and respect, and be role models for their children, – not bums sitting around selling drugs, taking drugs, and leading their children to h**l.

  2. People are so religious they will NOT VOTE themselves right into political obscurity.

    • Anyone who calls themself a Christian and votes for someone who believes in abortion and gay marriage, is not a Christian.

      Mitt is such a decent man that he could not stand the thought of killing a fetus. He is a special person that will restore this country back to a place of honor.

      • Mitt says when you get to heaven you will be his servant. practice saying yowza boss!

        • i’d rather be an honest LIVING servant, than 6 feet under dead as h**l on the streets of obama’s black america. I choose life. All working people are nothing but corporate slaves anyway.

      • Anyone who calls them self a Christian and doesn’t follow God’s charge to “defend the poor and the fatherless and do justice to the afflicted and the needy” is an idiot. Notice I didn’t say you are not a Christian, that’s for God to determine. Plus, I seem to recall that “judge not least ye not be judged” thing.

        Mitt is a lying, elitist whos has expressly stated that he is not concerned about 47% of Americans. Yhe only honor Mitt can restore is in the countries where he keeps his secret bank accounts and outsources American jobs.

        50,000 human beings, mostly poor and minority, die needlessly and prematurely each year due to lack of access to basic preventative health care and life saving treatments. When we present for treatment in ERs, we are sicker, the prognosis for optimum recovery is less and the cost of treatment is greater. How about a little concern for the born?

        Believe Mitt. He expressly stated that he doesn’t give a damned about 47% of Americans.

        If you are someone you love has a pre-existing condition, college aged children who benefit from remaining on parents’ policies, are recipients of Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, student loans, affected by the prescription drug donut hole, … etc., President Obama is the only choice. Not voting is a vote for Mitt.

        Send Mitt back to where he came from along with his Angry wife, dancing horse and Swiss and Caymon Island Bank accounts.

        ngs, mostly poor and minority, die needlessly and prematurely each year due to lack of access to basic preventative health care and life saving treatments. When we present for treatment in ERs, we are sicker, the prognosis for optimum recovery is less and the cost of treatment is greater.

        • Mitt already implemented that social medicine in Massachusetts fool. Obama is just copying his plan.

          • The Massachusetts health care insurance reform law, St. 2006 informally referred to as Romneycare, enacted in 2006, mandates that nearly every resident of Massachusetts obtain a state-government-regulated minimum level of healthcare insurance coverage and provides free health care insurance for residents earning less than 150% of the federal poverty level (FPL).[3] The bill aimed to cover 95% of the state’s 500,000 uninsured within a three year period.[4] The law was amended significantly in 2008 and twice in 2010 and major revisions related to health care industry price controls were introduced in the Massachusetts legislature in May 2012 that passed in August 2012.

          • The Massachusetts health care insurance reform law, St. 2006 informally referred to as Romneycare, enacted in 2006, mandates that nearly every resident of Massachusetts obtain a state-government-regulated minimum level of healthcare insurance coverage and provides free health care insurance for residents earning less than 150% of the federal poverty level (FPL).[3] The bill aimed to cover 95% of the state’s 500,000 uninsured within a three year period.[4] The law was amended significantly in 2008 and twice in 2010 and major revisions related to health care industry price controls were introduced in the Massachusetts legislature in May 2012 that passed in August 2012.

  3. @ Victor Trammell

    You Say: Black pastors all over America have expressed disappointment in the president for anouncing this past May that he backed same-s*x marriage.

    What does that mean..5,10 20 pastors? Isn’t this what we call anecdotal evidence?

    Anecdotal,Defintion: Based on personal observation, case study reports, or random investigations rather than systematic scientific evaluation: anecdotal evidence.

    Maybe you should take a research method class before writing another misleading piece without facts to support your claim.

  4. @Raheem. I understand what you are saying. However, the heart of the article is that the Presiden’s stance has caused concern within the AA Christian community. Even in my community, a where we have two popular nationally syndicated pastors, they have taken issue with our President’s stance. From what I see, this won’t diminish the AA vote; people were disappointed for a second, but overall, it’s a choice between Mittens who barely has an idea that AA people exist, and our current President….MOST AA folks are going to choose the latter.

    • When their grand boys start running around in skirts and many of them are already, and their granddaughters are depressed from abortions, they’ll wish they had voted for a decent honorable man, who practices and lives his religiion.

      Any N*ggah who calls himself a Christian and votes for murder is not a christian. That kind of idiotic demonic thinking is why the black community will perish fast and in a hurry,and it is why many blacks are leaving black churches.

      I would never attend a church that is OK with abortion and gay rights.

    • @Miss DeeGee

      You’re doing the same when you make the statement that the President’s stance has caused concern within the AA Christian community.

      Did you or this author survey Black Christians on their feelings on same s*x marriage? NO..therefore you’re speaking on your personal observations, which are limited and cannot be used in the conclusion that Black Christians are concerned, therefore it’s anecdotal.

      In other words, it’s just your/author opinion, WITHOUT FACTS!

  5. Thing is… the President had to know that this was possible when he took his “stand” (which personally I believe was just to get the gay vote… I have a feeling if a ban on gay marriage bill is passed… he will sign it… JMO). He knows that even w/ this so called “concern”… Black people are going to vote for him anyway… so he took the chance to offend some black people in order to cement the gay vote.

    • Just because you are fool enough to vote for evil, doesn’t mean the rest of blacks are. Most blacks I know are staying home.

      • @katherine

        You say: Just because you are fool enough to vote for evil, doesn’t mean the rest of blacks are. Most blacks I know are staying home.

        Just because you’re fool enough to vote for a racist,(Romney and the Mormons didn’t allow Blacks in their religion until 1978) doesn’t mean the rest of blacks are.

        Most blacks I know are voting. Good luck with Romney and the Mormons, hopefully they will allow you in the church to clean the bathrooms after service. lol

  6. Most black clergy men are not calling on blacks to stay home. Many are actively working to end voter suppression. Don’t make general statements you can’t back up. This causes upset. How many black clergy are you referring to?Do you have any data to refute the idea that there’s no more than a few? Also, the clergy aren’t necessarily the brightest group around. I once knew two guys who became preachers. One was a ludicrous, really dull, really silly acting guy in our neighborhood. When I saw what he turned out to be, I asked, “How did he ever become a preacher?”. My friend replied, “What else was he qualified to be?”. Another, was an almost family member. I’m so glad that that marriage didn’t happen because there was something mentally wrong with every member of his family. Do I believe that all clergy men are stupid or dumb, no! But when I see a group in this country who are actively trying to turn back time, by strategically targeting voter practices by blacks, and passing laws to hinder these practices to keep blacks from exercising a basic civil right; When I hear of a group (Tea Party members) who are planning to send out millions (according to them) to the polls during election day to intimidate voters they believe shouldn’t vote, and instead of fighting this, all the black clergy can do is tell blacks not to vote? Because of ONE issue? Blacks fought and died for the right to vote. The Republicans are actively and blatantly trying to take it away from us. If these voter suppression laws are enacted. They won’t just affect us this year. They will affect us for years to come. local Republicans are trying to steal the election. Yet, these clergymen are willing to over look all of that because of this one issue? This doesn’t even include the agenda Romney/Ryan has in store for us. I don’t care if these are clergymen, this move is just too stupid. It’s this type of thinking that caused me to think of the two idiots I knew, who became preachers.

    • The Tea party will be there to make sure there is no voter FRAUD. Your d**n stupid lies are just that.

      • RU serious..the Tea Party will be there to make sure there is no voter fraud?

        You would have had more credibility if you would’ve said the KKK in conjunction with the Tea Party will be there to ensure no voter fraud or discrimination against Blacks.

        Wow, stupid should hurt..

    • Dirty clergymen who ARE NOT men of God, but workers of Satan are afraid obama will take away their tax exeempt status.

  7. I just feel like there are so many other things for them to speak out on and take issue with. One, you can’t legislate morality. It doesn’t work. Two, what I do with my body is my business. Three, what about police brutality in the black community, higher rates of unemployment and lack of access to healthcare in the black community? I am just feeling like homosexuality isn’t the crisis these over-holy folks are making it out to be. It certainly shouldn’t be the only determinant in deciding a candidate or if we are in fact going to vote. I am just floored that someone though that was an option. I would like to see blacks get some of the pandering that the LGBT and Hispanic communities are getting. I get tired of us being the afterthought of every candidate regardless of party and them tossing bones like social services our way only for us to start fighting amongst ourselves over scraps. There are real issues in the black community and I just don’t believe homosexuality is the worst of them. I’m sorry maybe I am missing something but I think we need more organization and action among blacks, not less. Please vote if for no other reason than to show that you do, that you made the effort.

    • Sell your body and see dont the govt LOCK your azz up

    • Homosexuality is a very bad crisis, and the crisis is growing every day Obama is in office.

      Gay people cant procreate. Good genocide tool to get rid of negroes.
      Gays are still the biggest group dieing of HIV and AIDS. Another good way to get rid of some negores.
      Abortion kills babies. Another good tool to genocide negroes.

      As for me, I vote for LIFE. I vote for Romney. Any life is better than no life at all. I dont know one person who wishes they were never born. Not one.

      • is that the best you can do? if we killed every gay person on the planet, it wouldn’t stop any of the problems destroying our black communities. if you turn some of that hate you have for gays into compasion, you could see things a little more clearly. The gay issue is a distractin, don’t fall for the banana in the tail pipe trick.

        • Only a d**n barbarian would even think that killing decent gay people is a thing to do. I support gay people who are born gay. They have a right to life just like everyone else, BUT I DONT SUPPORT A d**n GOVT THAT LEGISLATES AND PASSES LAWS ENCOURAGING OUR PEOPLE TO ENTER A LIFESTYLE THAT IS DESTRIMENTAL TO THEIR HEALTH.

          THE a**s WAS BUILT FOR EXIT, NOT ENTRY. IT IS UNCLEAN, AND IF THE LINING IS TORN FECAL MATTER GETS INTO THE BLOOD STREAM AND SETS UP TOXIC POISON AND DEATH. I WONT SUPPORT DEATH OR ENCOURAGE A LIFESTYLE THAT IS HIGH RISK.

          THE a**s WAS BUILT FOR EXIT, NOT ENTRY. IT IS UNCLEAN, AND IF THE LINING IS TORN FECAL MATTER GETS INTO THE BLOOD STREAM AND SETS UP TOXIC POISON AND DEATH. I WONT SUPPORT DEATH OR ENCOURAGE A LIFESTYLE THAT IS HIGH RISK.

          THE a**s WAS BUILT FOR EXIT, NOT ENTRY. IT IS UNCLEAN, AND IF THE LINING IS TORN FECAL MATTER GETS INTO THE BLOOD STREAM AND SETS UP TOXIC POISON AND DEATH. I WONT SUPPORT DEATH OR ENCOURAGE A LIFESTYLE THAT IS HIGH RISK.

          THE a**s WAS BUILT FOR EXIT, NOT ENTRY. IT IS UNCLEAN, AND IF THE LINING IS TORN FECAL MATTER GETS INTO THE BLOOD STREAM AND SETS UP TOXIC POISON AND DEATH. I WONT SUPPORT DEATH OR ENCOURAGE A LIFESTYLE THAT IS HIGH RISK.

          and i wont support young girls sitting around licking on each other. it is NOT a good life. that’s a man’s job. any girl who does that WILL NEVER GROW UP TO BE A NICE YOUNG LADY CAPABLE OF MOTHERING AND NURTURING THE WORLD.

          and i wont support young girls sitting around licking on each other. it is NOT a good life. that’s a man’s job. any girl who does that WILL NEVER GROW UP TO BE A NICE YOUNG LADY CAPABLE OF MOTHERING AND NURTURING THE WORLD.

          and i wont support young girls sitting around licking on each other. it is NOT a good life. that’s a man’s job. any girl who does that WILL NEVER GROW UP TO BE A NICE YOUNG LADY CAPABLE OF MOTHERING AND NURTURING THE WORLD.

          and i wont support young girls sitting around licking on each other. it is NOT a good life. that’s a man’s job. any girl who does that WILL NEVER GROW UP TO BE A NICE YOUNG LADY CAPABLE OF MOTHERING AND NURTURING THE WORLD.

      • I vote for life too. I vote for President Obama!

        50,000 human beings, mostly poor and minority, die needlessly and prematurely each year due to lack of access to basic preventative health care and life saving treatments. When we present for treatment in ERs, we are sicker, the prognosis for optimum recovery is less and the cost of treatment is greater. Born lives have value too!

        • Obamacare is REALLY ROMNEYCARE. obama doesnt have an original thought in his head. pitiful.

          The Massachusetts health care insurance reform law, St. 2006, c.58,[1][2] informally referred to as Romneycare, enacted in 2006, mandates that nearly every resident of Massachusetts obtain a state-government-regulated minimum level of healthcare insurance coverage and provides free health care insurance for residents earning less than 150% of the federal poverty level (FPL).[3] The bill aimed to cover 95% of the state’s 500,000 uninsured within a three year period.[4] The law was amended significantly in 2008 and twice in 2010 and major revisions related to health care industry price controls were introduced in the Massachusetts legislature in May 2012 that passed in August 2012.

          The Massachusetts health care insurance reform law, St. 2006, c.58,[1][2] informally referred to as Romneycare, enacted in 2006, mandates that nearly every resident of Massachusetts obtain a state-government-regulated minimum level of healthcare insurance coverage and provides free health care insurance for residents earning less than 150% of the federal poverty level (FPL).[3] The bill aimed to cover 95% of the state’s 500,000 uninsured within a three year period.[4] The law was amended significantly in 2008 and twice in 2010 and major revisions related to health care industry price controls were introduced in the Massachusetts legislature in May 2012 that passed in August 2012.

          The Massachusetts health care insurance reform law, St. 2006, c.58,[1][2] informally referred to as Romneycare, enacted in 2006, mandates that nearly every resident of Massachusetts obtain a state-government-regulated minimum level of healthcare insurance coverage and provides free health care insurance for residents earning less than 150% of the federal poverty level (FPL).[3] The bill aimed to cover 95% of the state’s 500,000 uninsured within a three year period.[4] The law was amended significantly in 2008 and twice in 2010 and major revisions related to health care industry price controls were introduced in the Massachusetts legislature in May 2012 that passed in August 2012.

  8. I couldn’t even read the story because the grammatical error in the headline threw me off. It should either say “discourages black voters FROM voting,” or “ENCOURAGES black voters not to vote.” The way it’s currently written is a double negative. Very sloppy.

    Ok, now that I’m done being the grammar police, I’ll read the story.

  9. I’m a Christian and I will vote for President Obama. Too many people died for the right to vote. Church and state don’t mix it is the the place for any pastor to tell people who to vote for. God is the judge not the clergy. Black people will not be served well by Mitt Romney he does not like black people. Stop being so judge mental. Why don’t you focus your energy on getting the black males to stop the violence, get an education or get a job. Worry about that. I don’t believe in abortion and I believe in marriage is between a man and woman and I attend to for the current president.

    • Funny you should mention church and state. Churches recieve tax exemptions, so isn’t it against the law for a church to use obstruct voting. President Obama is not the only person on the ballot, what about the congressmen and senators, who are also running for office.

      • Anyone who doesn’t live by Christian principals and supports evil is not a Christian. She is a confused fool who cant think for herself.

  10. If this is the determining factor, those who sacrificed to get the right to vote should be upset. No matter who one votes for, we must remember that voting is a “right” as well as a “privilege”

  11. Every one of those following this idiotic advice should follow Romneys lead and paint their face white and join the Tea Party. That is where you belong. 70% of marriages fail. 70 % of Black women are not married. 50+ % of Black couples are living together (like my mother used to say “living in sin”. The last 4 years 52% of Black kids DID NOT GRADUATE!! Black on Black crime is epidemic. The largest growing group of HIV positive people in the WORLD is Black women. And these idiots are upset with the president!! They had better buy a mirror. These are the same idiots who forgave Edie long for sleeping with boys (children)!! And they are mad with the President. DO NOT LET ANYBODY tell you not to vote. ANYBODY!! especially these hypocritical idiots!!

    • Amen Larry, black women are the number 1 carriers of HIV and these idiots are more concerned with gays. We see how HIV is killing the Black women and children in Africa.

      There is no cure, and surely the white man isn’t going to find a cure that is killing off Black women and babies. Our Black preachers/leaders aren’t talking about Black women being the number 1 carrier, I know why white folks aren’t talking, what is the excuse for Black people?

      For the idiots, continue focusing on the gays, just what the white man wants to conceal his plan to kill us off with Aids to ensure the prediction that people of color will become the majority in this country by 2030 never comes to fruition.

    • Black people were legislated to separate during the GOVT WELFARE era. When the black man and woman were laid off of work, the govt said NO man in the house if u want your kids to eat. What has voting for a black man done to undo that damage? NONE!

      Black kids are not graduating because low down teachers are more concerned about their job security since Bush instituted “No child left behind.” WHEN LOW DOWN TEACHERS SEE THAT A SLOW STUDENT MIGHT NOT TEST WELL AND COST THEM THEIR JOB, THEY EXPEL THE STUDENT.” Why come your black president continues Bush’s program????

      If white kids were being killed the perps would be in jail (colorado prime example), or the president would call out the national guard, or army or navy, CIA, FBI, and justice dept. What has your black president done to stop the black killings? NOTHING!

      You sound like an idiot rascist when you blame all 12 million black people for the sins of a few hundred sinful negroes in Georgia.

  12. I keep hearing how we will be so worst off if a Republican is elected President. It seems to me since I start keeping up with our condition we are already worst off. We have been at the bottom of the economic ladder for a 100 years; however we have had Democratic and Republican administrations. We have the highest unemployment rate 14.5%, our median income is the lowest(soon to be lower than hispanics), 38% of our children live in poverty, 40% of the prison inmates of African-american males, our young Black men of slaughtering each other in the street across the country, black males have one of the highest high school drop out rates, Black females head up almost 60% of our households(where are the daddies?). My question is; we have access to everything everyone else have access to: schools, colleges, we can start our own businesses, we are Mayors, Congressman, Senators,Doctors, Lawyers,millionaires, etc..So, how have the Republican kept us down for 150 years? I guess because they are so powerful; apparently more powerful than an entire race of people. Are’ it could be unlike other groups in this country we don’t know how to work together as a race. If it’s not that, then it must be those Republicans.

    • Republicans FREED the slaves and we were ALL republicans until JFK got MLK out of jail and MLK promised to deliver the black vote for that favor. We have repaid that debt. Time to move on.

  13. We are more informed than people give us credit for (blacks),while we realize that the presidency is only a ceremonial post,we did expect
    something,anything,and got nothing.The bankers,oligarchs that truly run
    the country are h**l bent on destroying the country and it,s system to
    give big bad America the spanking we did not get at the inception of this country.The god given rights that are suppose to be protected by the constitution are a joke.To listen to these two individuals make promises both know they can not keep show us how naive they think the public is.My community is entertaining other ideas besides using politics to further our agenda.Voter apathy is high because of the choice of candidates that ignore us time and time again,black and white alike.One of the things we all can do as a people is to fight for the criminalization of war and remove the incentive for the exploitation of other human beings.Thus spending millions for a job that pays one hundred thousand.

  14. Our forefather fought for us to get an opportunity to vote. How stupid. It is not voting for Obama it about voting for yourmama!. Your Mother’ medicare and other things that affect seniors. Every pastoe saying that need to look at their congregation. Especially the choir. Look to see if your music directoe is gay.

    • We fell for that stupid guilt trip in 2008. Save it Regina. the key is voting INDEPENDENTLY FOR THE PERSON YOU BELIEVE CAN CREATE JOBS AND WEALTH. iT SURE THE h**l AIN’T OBAMA. HE EVEN STOLE ROMNEYCARE FOR HIMSELF lol

      The Massachusetts health care insurance reform law, St. 2006, c.58,[1][2] informally referred to as Romneycare, enacted in 2006, mandates that nearly every resident of Massachusetts obtain a state-government-regulated minimum level of healthcare insurance coverage and provides free health care insurance for residents earning less than 150% of the federal poverty level (FPL).[3] The bill aimed to cover 95% of the state’s 500,000 uninsured within a three year period.[4] The law was amended significantly in 2008 and twice in 2010 and major revisions related to health care industry price controls were introduced in the Massachusetts legislature in May 2012 that passed in August 2012.

  15. What I find very conflicting is that these same Clergy, and some people on this very board, who are saying don’t vote for Obama because of his stance on gay rights, are the same pastors and people who were blowing up this board in support of Bishop Eddie Long!!! Isn’t what he did a homosexual act??? How can you forgive him, a man who violated MALE CHILDREN, but rescind your support for President Obama? Where were these clergymen then? Sounds really hypocritical to me.

    • That’s a lie. Only a few hundred blacks out of 12 million support eddie long.

      • Bishop Eddie Long, has more than a few hundred dues paying Kneegrows in his congragation. But you are right, their may be a few hundred misguided blacks for what ever reasons, cant’t call it, may support Bishop Eddie Long.

  16. Pure Propoganda is what this title is.

    “Black Clergy Leadership Discourages Black Voters Not to Vote on Election Day” a more fitting and accurate title would be: “Some Negro Pastors are Discouraging their Congragations from useing their Right to Vote.” even if Black people fought and died for that write. Who speaks for the Black Clergy and the two clowns sited in the article are not the ones. Will the real Black Clergy please say something?

    • WE SHOULD VOTE FOR JOBS AND LAW AND ORDER. THE CHOICE IS CLEARLY ROMNEY. HE IS NOT A CONSERVATIVE. HE IS A MODERATE AND FAIR PERSON.
      The Massachusetts health care insurance reform law, St. 2006, c.58,[1][2] informally referred to as Romneycare, enacted in 2006, mandates that nearly every resident of Massachusetts obtain a state-government-regulated minimum level of healthcare insurance coverage and provides free health care insurance for residents earning less than 150% of the federal poverty level (FPL).[3] The bill aimed to cover 95% of the state’s 500,000 uninsured within a three year period.[4] The law was amended significantly in 2008 and twice in 2010 and major revisions related to health care industry price controls were introduced in the Massachusetts legislature in May 2012 that passed in August 2012.

      • “HE IS A MODERATE AND FAIR PERSON.” That’s strange assessement of a person who took over American companies ran them into debt and moved the jobs to China, started a company (Staples) made money from government contracts, yet says that government spending should be reduced for everday people, said the government should have let the auto industry fail, hides the money he made in the US,in overseas banks to avoid paying income tax in the US and unintentionally insults woman, Latin Americans, Black Americans and NASCAR fans wearing garbage bags as rain gear. You can call that MODERATE AND FAIR PERSON, I don’t.

  17. I don’t think black people listen to people who preach hate and bigotory like this silly and stupid information by these so call pastors.

    • I agree with your statement, but don’t discount the many Kneegrows who don’t understand what these pastors preach is hate and bigotry, because they beleive these pastors are speaking the words God, as they hand over their hard earned money to them in the name of God, go to them for advice and counceling and lessons on how to be a good Christian and go to Heaven.

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