A non-profit group of African-American religious leaders has pledged $1 million towards an ad campaign encouraging black voters to abandon President Barack at the polls in November because of his support for gay marriage.
The group God Said aims to strip Obama of 25 percent of his African-American support by asking voters not to cast a ballot by political affiliation, but rather to vote “their biblical values.”
On Tuesday, the newly formed group announced its plan to target voters with radio and TV ads in the swing states of Ohio, Virginia, North Carolina, Wisconsin, and Florida, according to The Daily Caller.
Their efforts could prove damaging in a tight presidential race in which the president is going to need every vote from his base if he is to receive a second term in the White House.
“The black community is among the most religious in America,” founder Apostle Claver Kamau-Imani told The Daily Caller in a statement. “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 this message will be well received and acted upon on Election Day.”
According to the group’s website — which features an ominous video preaching that “God said marriage equals one man and one woman” — its founders hope to “impact the social and cultural climate; to bring about a notable, non-partisan support of natural marriage and natural family life in the African-American community and society as a whole.”
In addition to Kamau-Imani, the executive board of God Said also includes former Miss America contestant Day Gardner, and Alveda King, the niece of Dr. Martin Luther King.
“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,” King told The Daily Caller.
“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.”
King also is Black Outreach Director of the pro-life Priests for Life and is a Newsmax contributor.
God Said has 22 advisory board members, including some affiliated with the Coalition of African-American Pastors, which has announced its own efforts to encourage blacks to not support Obama because of his stance on same-sex marriage.