It’s no secret that many Christian pastors have taken a stand against President Barack Obama’s proclamation of support for same-sex marriage. African American faith leaders, in particular, have struggled to rectify their Biblical views with Obama’s endorsement of same-sex unions. As the president does damage control among faith leaders of all stripes, it seems the Rev. Al Sharpton is an ally.
On Wednesday, the controversial pastor took to the radio to slam black faith leaders who don’t plan to vote for Obama in November as a result of his newfound stance. While Sharpton said that he understands disagreement with the president’s position on the issue, he finds faith leaders’ claims that they cannot vote for Obama as a result of it hypocritical.
“When I hear them say they’re not going to vote because we prayed with him — I saw black ministers — the same ones you naming — get around and lay hands and pray for Bill Clinton when Bill Clinton, we know, committed a sin,” Sharpton proclaimed. “And we still voted for him and prayed for him. So what is the difference in this man taking a position and an opinion — not committing the act — just saying, ‘I’m alright with the legal right for people to do this.’”
Sharpton continued, claiming that the same pastors who met with Clinton and continued to support him throughout his very public ordeal, are hypocrites when it comes to Obama.
“They had prayer meetings for Bill Clinton,” Sharpton said. “Got on their knees, slobbered and rolled up down the floor to keep him in office when they were trying to impeach him.”
Hear the reverend share these views, below: