NC Pastor: Obama “Promoting Evil,” Decimating Black America With Marriage Equality

Right-wing preacher Patrick Wooden, who helped get North Carolina’s odious marriage-equality ban passed, went on the anti-gaywarpath again this week: Speaking to radio host Michael Brown on Line of Fire, Wooden claimed that President Obama’s endorsement of same-sex marriage was contributing to the “decimation” of the African-American community. He also called the Democratic Party “evil” for putting a gay-marriage plank on its platform.

This is the same Patrick Wooden who claims gay men have “to wear a diaper or a ‘butt plug’ just to be able to contain their bowels.”

But let’s hear him out:

My position is African Americans are people also: We want the same things that all other Americans want, we are a part of this country, we have built this country, so we should be counted also and considered. Our families, our homes have been decimated, and with the things that have happened in our community, do we need to add to it a President where little black boys and little black girls are hearing this great man in the most powerful position in the land say ‘I believe same-sex marriage is the direction that the country ought to go in.’

Then that same little black boy or little black girl looks to the heroes in the black community at the local level which are the preachers and the community leaders and the NAACP leaders and then they see the leaders line up and follow this man. What kind of message are we sending our children? And we’re the most vulnerable.

…Of the two platforms only one platform actively supports evil. Abortion is evil. Same-sex marriage, the greatest oxymoron that I know, is evil. Those who are trying to redefine marriage, that is an evil endeavor. The Bible says let God be true and every man a liar, now when Christians line up behind anyone whether they’re black or white who are promoting evil, then they are sowing to the flesh and they’re going to reap corruption, they are sowing to the wind and they’re going to reap the whirlwind.

Ironically, Wooden is not backing Mitt Romney because, as a Mormon, Mitt is “a bishop of a cult,” but at least he won’t force ministers to marry Adam and Steve at gunpoint:

We do know that at the end of the day this same-sex marriage thing is all about our maintaining the right to practice our religion the way we have been practicing it because if those on the other side had their way I think that where it’s headed is if all the laws were overturned churches could possibly, their 501c3 status could be challenged if they didn’t allow members of the same-sex to use their sanctuary to perform weddings and no true man of God will allow that.

Gosh, they sound almost as terrible and intolerant as you, Pastor Wooden!

Source: Right Wing Watch

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  • 2eo

    “Remember when they let women and then black people, utter disaster for this nation, as a black man it makes it okay for me to say because I collude with the right wing and I have guarantees they’ll lynch me last”

    In the real world however, it would be awesome if he choked on his own rage vomit.

  • JOHN 1957

    Correct quote: “The lady doth protest too much, methinks.” – William Shakespeare

    Who’s promoting evil here? Wooden claimed that President Obama’s endorsement of same-sex marriage was contributing to the “decimation” of the African-American community? You’ve got to be kidding. This is suppose to be a man of God? He’s one of those that if you don’t believe his way is the right and only way then your doomed. I can say so much to rip this uneducated accusing wretch a new anus, but I won’t. Why? Because I have had the pleasure and honor of meeting some of the most educated gay black men of culture in this my life time. In respect and in love for them I will be a gentlemen. He’s satan incarnate, which needs to get shagged by a 6 ft. 7 in. 395 lb. hairy quarter back ox, to work out those frustrations. He should audition for the next Tyler Perry movie as Madea’s ugly half sister.

  • Mjl-428

    I would just like to point something out. The Black community has already been seriously damaged and has been suffering still. What I don’t see is these guys really stepping up to deal with the actual damage that we’re dealing with, and actually helping bring our community upwards as a whole. he’s only however perpetuating the division amongst the Black community that his white counterparts have created with their war against the gay community. If he and the other pastors who are like him really wanted what was best for the Black community, they would be providing defense against the crap that was first being spewed by the people who were against them before, and trying to strengthen black families,empower our women, promote education, inspire black children to reach higher, and would realize the issues of women and the community coincides with their fight, because correct me if I’m wrong but don’t women and LGBT people exist in pretty much EVERY group in the world? that right. THEY DO! so even if they succeeded in Achieving full equality for the Black community, Black women, still have to deal with the issues that women as a whole deal with, and the Black LGBT community still has to fight for the right to be recognized. fighting for these groups WILL help deal with the issue of single mothers, down low men, and HIV that plagues our community. What I also don’t get, when you think about it, is why are we continuing to follow a religion that our ancestors were forced to believe when they were sold and brought across the Atlantic in the first place. but I’ll leave that alone for now, as I’ve already said enough

  • Dez

    Why are there not more gay black people telling idiots like this ‘pastor’ that being gay is not different than being black- both are innate things that people have no choice over. If he wasn’t so brainwashed by his religion, he actually might have some use for his brain in that bulbous head of his.
    And newsflash, gay men don’t have to wear diapers or butt plugs. This is the ridiculous crap people like him really think. As if gay men are the only one’s that ever have anal sex, and we do it every second of every day. Get a fuvking life and a clue about what Christianity is about. It’s not about trying to keep people who love each other apart from each other.

  • jsmith

    You know, I always forget how force full gay America is towards our religious minority. We force people to have anal sex and for pastors to HAVE to marry in their place of worship. Obviously, we are also the majority stockholders of Depends adult diapers and being gay is just a ploy. Oh, you have tax exemptions because your a church. We don’t want any of that so let’s fight tooth and nail to make you wed us. I could not imagine a better wedding ceremony than one carried out by someone who clearly hates us.

    This man is a moron. We are fighting for the RIGHT to get married. Whether we use that right, or don’t is a personal choice. Where and how are questions that hold little precedence simply because the option isn’t afforded to us. No one s forcing anyone to do anything. Which is why its an issue that gets voted on and people aren’t just taking the rights that they are owed regardless.

  • Cam

    Just one more anti-gay bigoted pastor who will one day get caught with a male hooker.

    These closet cases are getting REALLY boring.

  • Mjl-428

    Seriously, He and the others are bishop Eddie Longs wait to be exposed

  • 2eo

    Not sure I agree. They both look like rapists not prostitute users.

  • Josh in OR

    Decimate: kill or destroy one lot out of ten.

    One in ten people (by a conservative estimate) is gay or lesbian.

    If anyone is ‘decimating’ the black community, it’s pastors who demean, debase and destroy (emotionally) members of their own flocks to appease the god of their former owners.

    There are only black Christians today because ‘good Christian’ slave owners destroyed the traditional faiths of those they enslaved.

  • Taliaferro

    The tragic and really sad thing is that hatred always sells and rallies people in our country. The fact that an African American uses it to demonize another segment of our society is damning and reprehensible. He uses lies in an attempt to turn people against the LGBT community at a time when opinions are changing and people are becoming more enlightened and intelligent about our community. He says, “do we need to add to it a President where little black boys and little black girls are hearing this great man in the most powerful position in the land say ‘I believe same-sex marriage is the direction that the country ought to go in.” Obviously he would rather they look to his example of hatred, intolerance and bigotry than grow in spirit and wisdom. It it he and other such ilk that are retarding the growth of African Americans in our country.

  • Shadeaux

    Well, the thing is his black ass can preach all he wants and say whatever he wants. They’ll “AMEN” him in church and will talk about their medicare, Social Security, and getting their kids to school (grants and loans) amongst each other. We act crazy sometimes but we’re far from it. The truth of the matter is, the people who vote, understand the importance of it. Nothing he can say is going to deter church going, MSNBC watching, black people from voting. We also understand that the sin is not in the voting but in the “act” and if they’re not gay, their vote is not for gay marriage, but for whatever Obama stands for that they believe which is about everything. (Don’t forget.., we’re talking about “Christians”). Trust me, he’s in the minority (no pun intended) like Allen West and Michael Steele. We know they’re psycho and no one pays them any attention.

  • Aidan8

    Ughh…. so sick of the “pastors”

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