If you had any doubts that gay marriage is still a hot button issue in the African American community, you can read yesterday’s article about a New York couple that recently tied the knot in Kentucky. A video of their beautiful wedding ceremony went viral sparking heated debates on both sides of the issue. Now, a new non-profit organization called God Said plans to capitalize on this oft divisive issue and try to use it to help Mitt Romney win the presidency.
According to their website, God Said is a group of black spiritual leaders who are angry with President Obama’s stance on gay marriage. While the President indicated that he supports the right of gay and lesbian individuals to get married, he hasn’t suggested any federal policies that would allow them to do so. Despite this, the group God Said is launching an ad campaign to encourage African Americans to “vote their Biblical values” instead of supporting President Obama in November.
OUR GOAL: To switch 25% of African American voters from voting their political party to voting their Biblical values.
OUR VISION: To impact the social and cultural climate; to bring about a notable, non-partisan support of natural marriage and natural family life in the African American community and society as a whole.
We steadfastly stand and uphold in Biblical truth that marriage was instituted by God and defined by Him as the holy union of a man and a woman.
Apostle Claver Kamau-Imani, founder of God Said, further explained his group’s mission in a statement:
“The black community is among the most religious in America and we are offended that President Obama has announced his support of same-sex marriage, that the NAACP has blindly supported the secular views of the Democratic Party, and that their national platform plainly supports same-sex marriage. I am confident that this message will be well received and acted upon on Election Day.”
Back in August, Gov. Romney polled at zero percent among black voters, so God Said has quite a bit of ground to make up if they plan on swaying 25 percent of African Americans to vote for Gov. Romney in November.
With the race tightening substantially over the past week, black voters in swing states like Virginia, Florida, and Ohio may make all of the difference in the race, but will God Said’s new ad campaign influence their vote?