Some black churchgoers are planning to stay home amid President Obama’s support of gay marriage, reports CNN.
Although some pastors, such as Ebenezer Baptist Church pastor Raphael Warnock, are telling their flock that Obama is “President of the U.S. and not Pastor of the U.S.”, some black pastors are strongly opposed to President Obama’s announcement, so much so that they’re willing to sit out the 2012 election.
Pastor Emmett Burns (also a state legislator) of Baltimore is so upset about President Obama’s announcement that he publicly withdrew his support. Burns said that although he doesn’t plan to switch to Romney, he’s not voting for President Obama either. He’s staying home.
“People have come up to me, are saying they don’t support this, they don’t like this,” he argued. “They are disappointed with the President, and they plan to stay home.”