Some black clergy see no good presidential choice between a Mormon candidate and one who supports gay marriage, so they are telling their flocks to stay home on Election Day. That's a worrisome message for the nation's first African-American president, who can't afford to lose any voters from his base in a tight race.
The pastors say their congregants are asking how a true Christian could back same-sex marriage, as President Barack Obama did in May. As for Republican Mitt Romney, the first Mormon nominee from a major party, congregants are questioning the theology of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and its former ban on men of African descent in the priesthood.
In 2008, Obama won 95 percent of black voters and is likely to get an overwhelming majority again. But any loss of votes would sting.
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If you disagree with a candidate on morale issues like Gay Marriage and abortion, and the only reason left is to vote for him because you share the same race, I say staying home Sounds like a GREAT IDEA to me...What do you think?
I mean, they should have seen this coming, when Obama chose Kevin Jennings as his Safe Schools Czar.
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