March for Marriage Success!
The March for Marriage was an exciting event, many organizations and supporters showed up to take a stand for marriage and family. The Supreme Court will render a decision sometime this summer in regard to the Defense of Marriage Act’s (DOMA) constitutionality, and on the Proposition 8 case. Both of these cases will determine the course of this nation’s future.
CAAP will continue to stand for what is true and right. CAAP will continue to encourage, exhort, instruct, and pray for leaders to encourage their congregations and the American people to keep fighting for the family. We will travel the length and breadth of this great nation with our message.
The National Organization for Marriage, headed by Brian Brown, organized this massive undertaking and Deborah and I were proud to lend our influence to this historic event. We were proud of our brothers and sisters who came from Hickory, NC to support CAAP and the march. Dr. Glenn Pinckney, our CAAP’s North Carolina, Chair did a fantastic job in rallying close to two hundred persons to join us in D.C. In addition, we are grateful that CAAP had a delegation from Memphis. We thank all of our CAAP supporters who came from the surrounding areas also.
And even though we feel the march was a success, we must recognize the ‘winds of change,’ in our country. And, we must acknowledge the ‘signs’ of the times in our nation: the shifts in the spiritual and political atmospheres of our land. One cannot help but notice that the Democratic Party has removed itself from what our Forefathers represented when they founded this nation, yet the majority of Americans still hold to Christian values when it comes to marriage and family.
In 2012, The Democratic Party radically removed itself from traditional values and godly principles. Therefore, we must take a deeper look, and engage in a thoughtful discussion of the possible ramifications and spiritual consequences of these changes. So stay tuned because we will be addressing many of these changes and their impact within the African American community, and our nation as a whole.
So be encouraged, because no matter the outcome of the ruling, we can find solace in knowing that those who would raise their voices against traditional marriage and the family will ultimately be defeated. We win folks. I want to share a Facebook post Deborah posted the day of the march. She said the following:
I loved what Gary Bauer said today at the march(paraphrasing)…The same-sex marriage supporters have Hollywood, big business and spineless politicians on their side…what do we have? We have…the God of Abraham on our side. I have been saying the same thing, but I add the following: same sex-marriage supporters have the Obama’s and the Democratic Party on their side also. They are all in sync and are cleverly using the liberal media to push their agenda to “normalize” same-sex marriage. Collectively, they represent a modern day Goliath. They seem to be invincible, but I remember a boy named David…Remember him? He killed the giant, “Goliath” with a what? Yep, a stone! The God of Abraham is more than enough… Deborah Owens
Again, thank you for supporting The March for Marriage and CAAP. Without your support we would not have been able to co-sponsor this march. Please share our work with your friends. Please “LIKE” us on FB and please sign the marriage pledge.
Lastly, please be patient with us as we work on getting the membership kits out to those of you who have joined CAAP. We apologize for the delay, and we sincerely thank you for your continued patience.
Mail all correspondence to CAAP-West Business Office: 2654 W. Horizon Ridge Pkwy, Suite B5-139, Henderson NV, 89052
The Coalition for African American Pastors is a grass roots movement of Christians who believe in traditional family values in American public life. We believe in protecting the lives of the unborn, and defending the sacred institution of marriage.
We wish you and your family a blessed Good Friday and a joyous weekend.
Thank you for your prayers and for your support.
For marriage and family
Bill and Deborah Owens
- Marching for Marriage – and Children (SLIDESHOW) (heritage.org)
- NOM’s Bought and Paid for African-American Group to Lead March (pamshouseblend.firedoglake.com)
- Supreme Court: Justices suggest they might not issue major gay marriage ruling (oregonlive.com)
- Police tear-gas and beat peaceful marchers supporting traditional marriage (fellowshipofminds.wordpress.com)
- Beyonce, Ricky Martin, Johnny Weir Tweet Support For Gay Marriage (ontopmag.com)
- Court grounds packed on first day of marriage case (cnsnews.com)