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African-American Pastors Say Homosexual Marriage Not Civil Right

“FRC joins me in our sincere appreciation to these Godly men for standing on the front lines of the battle and boldly affirming the union of one man and one woman"
( [email protected] ) Mar 10, 2004 06:26 PM EST

A day before the Massachusetts State Legislature will convene to vote on a constitutional amendment defining marriage in Massachusetts, pro-family group Family Research Council (FRC) and the Massachusetts-based Coalition for Marriage held a press conference, March 10, at the Boston Statehouse to urge legislators to preserve traditional marriage. During the conference, a formidable group of African-American pastors, invited by the FRC, spoke out against homosexuality.

The national alliance of African-American pastors asserted that the issue of homosexual marriage could not be compared to the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s because it is not a civil right.

President of FRC Tony Perkins commented, “The pastors did such a fantastic job proclaiming the truth on this contentious issue that a trio of lesbians started screaming at them towards the end of the press conference.”

According to Perkins, the African-American later prayed for Rep. Shirley Owens-Hicks(D), the only black representative to stand up for marriage in the last series of votes.

“FRC joins me in our sincere appreciation to these Godly men for standing on the front lines of the battle and boldly affirming the union of one man and one woman, not only here in Boston, but in their home communities as well,” said Perkins.

Perkins and the African American pastors will continue to protect the sanctity of marriage as they debate further on the issue with ACLU representative and Hillary and Julie Goodridge, lesbian plaintiff couple, at Harvard University tonight.