Anti-Gay Black Pastors Say You’re Their Enemy If You Support Marriage Equality

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Meanwhile, White pastors like Rev. Rex Evans, pastor of Free Will Baptist Church in Ypsilanti, Michigan, are joining them in the right. On the big bad gay marriage trend, Evans claims, “We love everybody, but we don’t love the (gay) lifestyle. It’s time to take our nation back.”

A White man talking about “taking our nation back.” Sound familiar? I thought so, which is why I’m unsure why Black Christians would be tagging themselves into this fight. After all, Christian dogma was once used against them. How soon we forget.

Enter the very much Black Rev. Rader Johnson of Greater Bibleway Temple in Bay City, Michigan, who said, “We believe in the Judeo-Christian conception on which America was founded upon.” So the slaughter of indigenous people and the enslavement of millions of Africans? Point and laugh, everyone. Rev. Rader earned it.

Frankly, there’s no sense in being too upset about this. All of the aforementioned will be remembered as nothing more than relics of ignorance and intolerance. Nonetheless, I’m just going to sit here and sing Mia X’s “You Don’t Want 2 Go To War.” This fight is almost over and it’s pretty evident which side is going to win.

Michael Arceneaux blogs at, tweets at @youngsinick, and praises Beyoncé’s name everywhere he goes.

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