Dec 21, 2009 3:26 AM GMT
Why two black D.C. pastors support gay marriage
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/12/18/AR2009121802049_2.htmlThe conservative strand of black religion is evident in what Harvard professor Peter Gomes calls "bibliolatry" -- the practice of worshiping the Bible rather than worshiping God. It is also found in a "literal" interpretation of the Bible that focuses more on the letter of the text than on its spirit, and concentrates on passages about domination, oppression, hierarchy, elitism and exclusion rather than on the major themes of love, justice, freedom, equality and inclusion that run throughout the Bible.
rlmcbc saidthanks for posting this. this is the answer to those who think the African American church and African Americans are all anti-gay and anti-gay marriage. required reading for many on this website I would think
Groups Of Black Clergy Rally To Support Gay MarriageMore than 100 clergy — mostly African-American — from throughout the Washington, D.C., region, rallied this week in support of same-sex marriage.