Saturday, February 26, 2011

Church Coalition Blasts Obama for Ending DOMA; Says Obama "Failed to Uphold Jesus' Teaching"

The Christian Broadcast Network website reports today (February 26, 2011) that a coalition of black churches is angry with President Barack Obama over his decision to stop defending a law that bans gay marriage.

Rev. Arthur Evans -- head of the National Black Church Initiative which represents some 34,000 African American churches in the US -- said the president has "failed to uphold Jesus' teaching" that marriage is between a man and a woman.

Evans said Obama "has violated the Christian faith" and black churches must now "reassess their extraordinary support for him."

Earlier this week, Obama ordered the Justice Department to stop defending challenges to the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which defines marriage as only between a man and a woman.

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