A new Washington Post/ABC News Poll survey finds that the percentage of African-Americans who support gay marriage jumped almost 20 points after President Obama’s announcement that he now backs same-sex marriage. One pastor doesn’t believe the poll is representative of the nation’s black Christians.
The Rev. Bill Owens, who leads the Coalition of African American Pastors, argues that opposition to same-sex marriage is steadfast and growing. “I know the poll is wrong,” Owens told CP. “Very few black Christians I encounter support President’s Obama’s position on same-sex marriage. In fact, in a small poll conducted by our organization, 12 percent said they would not vote for President Obama again.”
The new poll of 1,004 adults was released Wednesday and reveals that 59 percent of African-Americans say they back same-sex marriage, up from 41 percent in combined ABC/Post polls this spring and last summer. Also, 65 percent of African-Americans support Obama’s new position. (Christian Post)
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