In that endorsement, he urged African-American voters to choose Donald Trump and the Republican Party. The pastor has railed against Obama in cable news network interviews and has held a series of news conferences warning that Obama is in danger of losing black voters' support. Our nation calls for the building up of a healthier marriage culture; instead, our elected leaders are bent on destroying marriage, remaking it as a genderless institution and reorienting it to be all about the desires of adults rather than the needs of children. Stacey Swimp of Flint, Mich. Chicago, Illinois Why you should know her: Jackie Hill Perry signed with Humble Beast, a Portland-based record label, last year after gaining attention for her spoken word poetry. She is the author of United and is releasing her second book, , comes out April 1.
Archbishop of Detroit Allen Vigneron, spiritual leader of 1. And they will steal it if we do nothing. We are are own problem and we need good moral leadership and I expected that from Obama. He reminded them that Democrats have only ever offered empty promises from liberals. Nashville, Tennessee Why you should know her: Trillia Newbell writes about faith, family, and diversity for various outlets, including The Gospel Coalition and Desiring God.
That makes him more useful to religious-right groups and easier to book on cable news. Rex Evans, pastor of Free Will Baptist Church in Ypsilanti, Mich. Her recently released debut album, The Art of Joy, explores the desire for happiness and questions the motivations behind it. And I didn't march one inch, one foot, one yard for a man to marry a man and a woman to marry a woman. Get Spirit-filled content delivered right to your inbox! Stacy Swimp of Revive Alive Ministry in Flint, Mich. They ask for everything—support, votes, unquestioning loyalty—and give nothing back. Prayer helps you overcome anything life throws at you.
Owens garnered national attention in July after President Obama for endorsing same-sex marriage, comparing him to for allegedly betraying black voters who supported him in 2008. The Thomas More Law Center —— a conservative legal center founded by conservative Catholic businessman Tom Monaghan —— filed a brief on behalf of Swimp and hundreds of other black ministers in Michigan and Ohio supporting Schuette's defense of a 2004 voter-approved law, the Michigan Marriage Amendment Act, which says marriage is between one man and one woman. She currently serves as the president of the Society for the Study of Black Religion and in 2008 became the first African American woman elected to lead the American Academy of Religion. Over the past few weeks major news outlets have largely failed to identify Rev. He also started the African American Leadership Initiative at Reformed Theological Seminary to recruit minorities and train Christians for cross-cultural ministry. It was the first time an artist occupied the 1 spot on both Gospel Albums and the Billboard Top 200. Get Spirit-filled content delivered right to your inbox! New York, New York Why you should know him: Bryan Loritts is the pastor for preaching and mission at Trinity Grace Church, a family of parish churches in New York.
And you may be considering voting Democrat again, despite the fact that you don't like the nominee. The brief from the black ministers criticized the idea that allowing same-sex marriage is the same as allowing interracial marriage. He added: As someone who hopes to see our communities grow stronger and more prosperous—and who wants to see faith and family respected and preserved—I find that the Democratic Party no longer has room for me. . He also serves as the president of , a ministry that aims to train and provide resources to minorities pursuing urban ministry. Polls also show that his stance has done little to change people's opinions of him. The briefs back Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette in his efforts to defend the state's voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage, which was overturned earlier this year by a federal judge in Detroit.
James Lawson, who really was involved in the Civil Rights Movement said, If he was in Nashville during part of the time I was there, he was not paying attention to my teachings, my teachings were not about practicing social or cultural discrimination against anybody. He is the pastor of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship in Dallas and author of numerous books, including , and runs the outreach ministry Kingdom Agenda Pastors, part of another ministry of his, The Urban Alternative. Joining him were leaders with various Baptist, Pentecostal, Catholic, and non-denominational churches in Michigan, including the head of the influential Council of Baptist Pastors of Detroit and Vicinity. Schuette is appealing that ruling and Wednesday was the last day to file briefs with the federal appellate court. Kainos, Greek for new, is a word the apostle Paul uses to describe the Jews and Gentiles coming together.
Representing potentially millions of worshippers in the state, the Michigan Catholic Conference, the Thomas More Law Center in Ann Arbor, Mich. Democratic attorney generals in five states — Virginia, Pennsylvania, California, Illinois and Nevada — have declined to defend same-sex marriage bans against lawsuits filed on behalf of gay couples. Bob Cornwall of Central Woodward Christian Church Disciples of Christ , also endorse it. The policies embraced by the Democrats have failed us for decades. Since making his controversial remarks, Owens has played the role of spokesperson for the African American community on , Fox Business, and , as well as in a of news. They have destroyed our communities, weakened our families and doomed us to a future of dependency.
But, after one binge weekend, he called out to God, stopped doing drugs, and started following Jesus. To our readers: Right Wing Watch, a project for People For the American Way, is run by a dedicated staff driven to shed light on the activities of right-wing political organizations. I realized that my relationship with the Democratic Party was completely one-sided. President Obama signed a memorandoum for the Heads of Executive Departments and Agencies regarding establishing a White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault during an event for the Council on Women and Girls. You might also be feeling dissatisfied. Nashville, Tennessee Why you should know her: Emilie Townes is the dean of the Vanderbilt Divinity School and is an ordained American Baptist clergywoman.