Six decades ago, the very arguments used today to attack same-sex marriage were used to attack interracial marriage. From the reliance upon God to prove their argument to how such marriages are unnatural, the same words are used now that were used fifty years ago.
For instance, the judge who upheld the conviction of the Lovings stated “Almighty God created the races white, black, yellow, malay and red, and he placed them on separate continents. And but for the interference with his arrangement there would be no cause for such marriages. The fact that he separated the races shows that he did not intend for the races to mix.”
A California judge wrote in the dissent of the CA Supreme Court striking down their ban on interracial marriage that “The amalgamation of the races is not only unnatural, but is always productive of deplorable results. The purity of the public morals, the moral and physical development of both races, and the highest advancement of civilization . . . all require that [the races] should be kept distinctly separate, and that connections and alliances so unnatural should be prohibited by positive law and subject to no evasion.”
Of course, none of this matters to the National Organization for Marriage or their surrogates such as the Coalition of African-American Pastors and their leader Reverend William Owens. The above video has been reported upon before, and just has Owens actually stating his vitriolic and hateful views of homosexuality- views that mirror the views of people who once attacked and hurt Blacks.
Rev. William Owens, Founder and President, Coalition of African-American Pastors
Pastor Jerry G. Martin, Light of the World Christian Fellowship
John McCrutcheon, Pastor of Joint Heirs Fellowship Church
Bishop Harry Jackson, High Impact Leadership Coalition
Rev. Charles Johnson, Houston Ministers Against Crime
Pastor Ericka McCutcheon, Joint Heirs Fellowship Church