In 2008, presidential candidate Barack Obama kept telling the public that his campaign had nothing to do with race. I heard him say that on numerous occasions. However, the moment it appeared that he won the race, all he could talk about was race and being the first black president, which is another lie as he is half white.
Obama got elected largely because most of the blacks in America saw nothing but race and voted on the color of Obama’s skin and nothing else. In 2008, Obama took 95% of the black vote. Over the past three and half years, many black leaders throughout the nation have abandoned their support for Obama after they’ve seen who and what he really is and what he has done.
Under Obama, the issue of race has become more divisive and seems to be returning to times past. Economic and employment opportunities for blacks are worse than they were four years ago, yet many blacks continue to support him because his skin is dark and they got free cell phones.
However, more blacks have taken notice of what Obama has done since taking office and they aren’t happy. God Said is a new non-profit group that has announced their major goal of stripping at least 25% of the black vote from Barack Obama in this year’s election.
One of the founders of God Said, Apostle Claver Kamau-Imani told The Daily Caller:
“The black community is among the most religious in America, and 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 that this message will be well received and acted upon on Election Day.”
God Said has a 22 member advisory board with a strong grassroots campaign. They say that they will spend $1 million for TV and radio campaign ads in Florida, North Carolina, Ohio, Virginia and Washington. Their ads are not going to endorse either candidate, but strongly urge voters, especially black voters to consider the Gospel when they go to vote.
Although not listed on the God Said website as being a member of the advisory board, Dr. Alveda King, niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and black outreach director of the pro-life Priests for Life, commented about the group’s campaign effort saying:
“During the 2008 elections, 70 percent of African Americans voted to ban same-sex marriage in California while they also voted for Barack Obama for president. We fully intend to shift 25 percent of the black vote from the 2008 election by charging every voter to examine each candidate and vote for the one that supports their core belief in natural marriage.”
At first it was reported that the Coalition of African-American Pastors (CAAP) was affiliated with God Said, but president of CAAP, Rev. William Owens states that the two organizations are not affiliated with each other. However, CAAP and God Said share a common goal and that is to educate black voters about what the Gospel clearly says about marriage being between one man and one woman. Both organizations are launching efforts to strongly encourage black voters to vote based on their conscience and their faith, rather than on just skin color. In response to The Daily Caller article, Owens stated:
“CAAP is a group of pastors and faith leaders dismayed at the President’s support for same-sex marriage. It is an offense to the African-American community especially when he equates gay rights to civil rights. Our organization is not affiliated with the God Said campaign. Our effort has been to educate and encourage black voters to abide by their conscience and their faith. We have never advocated for or against any candidate, nor for black Christians to stay home on Election Day. African Americans have sacrificed and fought too hard for the right to vote.”
If God Said and CAAF are close to being successful in their efforts, it just may be enough to place the final nails in Barack Obama’s political coffin. Instead of voting on his skin color this time, they are hoping that they consider what he has done as president. Not only has he turned his back on everything Christian, but he has made conditions for black America worse than it’s been in years.