I must admit that I was reluctant to publicly share my perspective on President Obama's recent statement regarding same-sex marriage because too often his presidency has caused separation within the ranks of African-American leadership.
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And yet, what does an African-American pastor do when his African-American president makes a decision that eventually will destroy the foundation of not only the African-American community, but the nation as a whole?
Does that pastor take a risk that he will be misunderstood and labeled as an "Uncle Tom," a Republican Party pawn, or someone "the white man has bought out?" If I do not take the risk, knowing that mentality in itself is as discriminatory as it gets, I become a co-conspirator in keeping us in bondage to our culture; suggesting that none of us is free to think or speak outside of what we are told.
I am neither a Republican, an "Uncle Tom" or bought out by anyone. I am simply accepting my responsibility as a citizen and a prophetic voice crying out in the wilderness of this generation. I decided that the risk is worth it. It is my responsibility as a pastor to speak to issues both popular and unpopular which affect the moral fiber of our society.
I cannot be silent, whether it comes from a Bush-led or an Obama-led White House. My response must be the same. 'Tis true, the moral fiber of every generation is always challenged. However, challenges to our moral core must not be ignored. They must be met with bold correction or their seeds will suffocate us into chaos and extinction. If we begin to grow up a society that condones sexual behavior that cannot reproduce life, what other result can we expect?
Our president is proof that politicians cannot set our moral agenda. Too often they are co-opted by the polls of an ever-changing culture or influenced by the latest voting bloc that could get them over the edge in an election.
SOURCE: Charisma News