When President Barack Obama announced his support for homosexual marriage, many pastors and Christian leaders took issue with that stance and stated that they could not vote for a president who endorsed a view that they believed was contrary to God's Word. Numerous ministers also expressed their disappointment and shock in the President who previously claimed that he believed marriage was a "sacred union" between a man and a woman.
In the wake of that reaction, the pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, IL, Rev. Otis Moss III, wrote a letter to a minister expressing his view that black churches should still support the President in the November election. He later released a version of the letter online along with a video of him reading a portion of the letter to his congregation. In his letter, he accuses black clergy of hiding "from true dialogue with quick dismissive claims devised from poor biblical scholarship" and urges ministers to stand behind Obama despite their disagreement with him.
Daniel Whyte III, president of Gospel Light Society, has just published an open letter in reply to Otis Moss III's letter. He states that he found Moss' letter to be "troubling in light of God's Word." He goes on to refute Moss' argument by pointing out seven flaws in his letter and encourages all pastors to stand on what the Bible clearly states about homosexuality. He goes on to state that the "President did not exercise good judgment when he endorsed homosexual marriage." Whyte also says that the church should "love all people who are engaged in any sin including the abomination of homosexuality, but should not abandon God's word and endorse their sin."
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