In today's edition of "this is some hot mess," members of nonprofit God Said (funny how the Almighty suddenly becomes so vocal when folks feel the need to broadcast their prejudices), PO'd at President Obama's support of marriage equality, have launched a million dollar campaign against him.
According to The Advocate, the group wants black voters to sit out November 6, aiming to strip the president of 25 percent of his African American base. Most egregiously, they want voters not to cast a ballot according to party, or to you know, critical thinking/common sense, but to "biblical values."
"The black community is among the most religious in America," founder Apostle Claver Kamau-Imani told The Daily Caller in a statement. "We are offended that President Obama has announced his support of same-sex marriage, that the NAACP has blindly supported the secular views of the Democratic Party, and that their national platform plainly supports same-sex marriage. I am confident this message will be well received and acted upon on Election Day."
The group, which include members like former Miss America Day Gardner and Alveda King, niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, also hopes to bring "notable, nonpartisan support of natural marriage and natural family life in the African American community."
The level of cognitive dissonance is astounding. Kamau-Imani must have forgotten that 200 years ago, she and the other black folks in God Said would have only been considered three fifths of a person, let alone something "natural" enough to get married and have a family. Or that 50 years ago the only "natural" families recognized by the government would've been couples of the same race. In both scenarios, societal progress was slowed down by those claiming to know exactly what God said.
Sadly ironic a group of African Americans is actively encouraging folks not to vote; especially when those same folks would likely cite "the dogs and the fire hoses" when spouting their "don't compare your skin to my sin" crap.
I'm too through.