On Tuesday, the Coalition of African American Pastors (CAAP), a non-partisan group of conservative black pastors, called for Attorney General Eric Holder’s impeachment after he declared in an New York Times interview that state attorneys general are not obligated to defend laws banning same sex marriage. Holder has given Democrat officials the permission to ignore laws that they they find to be discriminatory. For some time now, the Republicans have been sounding the alarm about the repeated abuses of power by our imperial president, and now A.G. Holder has encouraged the same lawlessness at the state level.
One thing is for sure, nobody will be able to realistically claim that this is a racially motivated move by the black pastors.
As the Chicago Tribune reported:
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder’s comments to the New York Times came after at least five state lawyers, all of them Democrats, came under fire for refusing to try and defeat legal challenges to bars on same-sex unions in their areas.
Rev. William Owens, founder and president of CAAP boldly declared:
If Obama was a white man, he would be impeached. Obama has been given a free pass to do what he pleases, but I don’t give him a pass. I’m very black, been black all my life. He doesn’t get a pass. I don’t give him a pass.
President Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder have turned their backs on the values the American people hold dear, values particularly cherished in the black community: values like marriage, which should be strengthened and promoted, rather than weakened and undermined.
The group is also launching a petition effort to gather a million signatures in support of Holder’s impeachment.
Early Tuesday, the Hill reported only 81 people had signed an online petition backing the effort. However, the media attention that this effort has garner is creating a flood of new signatures. A recent check of the petition website shows over 6,000 signatures, and that number is very rapidly increasing. Over 500 signatures were added during the short time that it took to write this column.
Lamenting the shame of hijacking the civil rights movement to champion gay rights, Rev. Owen’s group astutely observed:
It’s a disgrace that this man has stood on the shoulders of Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King Jr. I detest them calling this a civil rights movement. It’s not a civil rights movement; it’s a civil wrongs movement.
Rev. Owens commented that the president has dubiously used his “blackness” to get a pass on many of his terrible policy decisions. And many in the media have gone along with this ruse by playing the race-card any time a conservative questions the decisions of the president.
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