posted on Sep, 17 2012 @ 05:20 PM
Originally posted by FlyersFan
Black Pastors Say 'Stay Home' on Election Day
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.
First...It is always fun to see the headline on Newsmax and then hunt down THE ACTUAL AP HEADLINE..
Newsmax and your OP:
AP - Black Pastors Say 'Stay Home' on Election Day
The ACTUAL AP headline:
African-American Christians waver over vote
I mean if you are going to hack and spin the Headline...then don't use the AP to assign it credibility.
Now on to actual examples the article cites...
Bernard, whose endorsement is much sought-after in New York and beyond, voted for Obama in 2008. He said he's unsure how he'll vote this year.
"Unsure how he'll vote this year"...I thought he was "Staying home" and not voting...and "Unsure"?? That doesn't sound like outrage to me...
any other examples from the article?
It's unclear just how widespread the sentiment is that African-American Christians would be better off not voting at all. Many pastors have said that
despite their misgivings about the candidates, blacks have fought too hard for the vote to ever stay away from the polls.
Hmm...this article is looking less like the headline Newsmax made up for it every minute...
Lets see what else...
Still, he said "I would never vote for a man like Romney," because Nelson has been taught in the Southern Baptist Convention that Mormonism is a
Nelson planned to vote and has told others to do the same. He declined to say which candidate he would support.
"Because of those that made sacrifices in days gone by and some greater than others with their lives. It would be totally foolish for me to mention
staying away from the polls," he said in an email exchange.
As a matter of fact, if you read the whole article, almost everyone they talked to looked to be continuing to support Pres. Obama and still planning
African American Christians have issue with Mormonism on two fronts...both religious and race, since Mormanism has a history of racism toward African
Americans....PLUS the pastors even mentioned how it seemed frustrating that with Romney...questions about his church have been deemed
off-limits...while President Obama was held to a much different standard with Rev. Jeremiah Wright.
No...when you read the actual article...President Obama isn't in any danger among African-American Christians and the get out the vote initiatives are
still in full swing.
They just grumbled a little over his endorsing of gay marriage....That is why the word "Waver" makes sense, but Newsmax's edit of the Headline is
disconnected from the article.
But hey --- Most folks only read the Headline...right??
edit on 17-9-2012 by Indigo5 because: (no reason given)
17-9-2012 by Indigo5 because: (no reason given)