Our media colleague Chris Matthews just got a thrill up his other leg. He announced on MSNBC that he’s figured out what the black community needs: Same-sex marriage. He’s wrong on religious liberty, and he’s wrong on the economics both of marriage and of the black community.
Chris had a June 28 segment on Hardball discussing New York’s law redefining marriage to henceforth include two persons of the same sex. One of your authors (Blackwell) was opposite a New York same-sex activist, and Chris acknowledged that he supports same-sex marriage.
An Ohio state constitutional amendment to protect natural marriage passed in 2004, affirming that marriage is the union of one man and one woman. I (Blackwell) was the lead spokesman for this amendment ensuring that Ohio would continue recognizing marriage as it has been defined throughout history.
During the interview, Chris criticized the fact that African-American pastors in Cleveland, Ohio encouraged their flocks to support natural marriage. He cried, “they created a lot of rumble and excitement about the evils of same-sex marriage in communities that are very much in need of more marriages — obviously, because they’re unstable in many ways — some of the families.”
Chris thus bought into a line of thinking of the Left, one that is paternalistic. The Left often lectures the black community. In this instance, they lecture hosts of black pastors for encouraging their church members to vote in accordance with biblical teaching on marriage. Despite the fact that the religious faith of these pastors teaches natural marriage is a sacred union, Chris tells them all that they are foolishly working against the best interests of the black community by supporting what the Bible teaches.
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