The Christian African-American clergy vote in 2012 will be the biggest obstacle President Obama will face from his own race in November, if a recent article about same-sex marriage by The Beast has it right.
The newspaper from across the pond says that African-American ministers made all the difference in 2004, when they helped usher in George W. Bush into office because of same-sex marriage issues pushed by the Democrats.
The same could happen now, in 2012, for Republican Mitt Romney. And that appears to be setting up black ministers for attack from the homosexual community.
Just because President Barack Obama has "evolved" on the subject of what makes a marriageÂ—thanks in part to discussions with his daughters, and thanks in part to his need of the homosexual community's monetary and voter support; black Christian clergy have not changed their position on marriage.
And one wouldn't expect them to, as homosexuality is a sin, according to the God they worship.
Christian clergy still have the same Bible and commands from God on the topic of homosexuality in 2012 that they had in 2004, so it isn't likely that they will opt to follow a man instead of their God, just to keep a member of their race in office. And that appears to be what is concerning to the two male writers in the Beast article.
"Black ministers have been among the most vocal opponents of gay rights, yet liberals seem scared to call them out."
Black ministers should be vocal opponents of gay rights, of course, as they are ministers of the gospel of Jesus Christ, who is the Son of the God that says in 1 Corinthians 6:9 that the people who will not enter the kingdom of God include those who "practice homosexuality."
Asking black ministers to support gay rights just to re-elect a black man as president is like asking all the Hollywood celebrities to forgo self and give all their wealth and prestige to others. In other words, you know that's never going to happen.
So the Beast writers, Mansfield Frazier and Larry Durstin, think liberals should start attacking them verbally without fear of being called racist.
"The left needs to speak out without worrying about being on the receiving end of the knee-jerk charge of racism," the writers say.
It's not really clear why the writers think racism charges would be leveled at the homosexual community for targeting black preachers, but maybe it's because they know how passionate Obama has been to protect the rights of blacks the past four years.
What is clear, however, is that now the black Christian community is about to become under attack like their fellow white Christian believers in the war between those who adamantly oppose same-sex marriage and those who support it.
And the Christian believers in the black community will need their white brothers and sisters in Christ to stand with them when they do this year. And they certainly shall if one considers that the God each race serves has the same position on homosexuality: He isn't for it.