Despite concerns about the impact of President Obama's endorsement of marriage equality on his support from African-American Christians, a recent Washington Post-ABC survey found that, religion aside, the majority of blacks support gay marriage. The poll also showed this number actually jumping to 59 percent after the president officially came out in support of same-sex marriage.
But if Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan has anything to say about it, black Muslims will not get on board with this brand of equality. He recently criticized President Obama as well as clergy who support gay marriage. From the Huffington Post:
Minister Louis Farrakhan recently responded to President Obama's endorsement of gay marriage calling him "the first president that sanctioned what the scriptures forbid," according to a video posted by the Nation of Islam's "official" news source, Finalcall.com …
Throughout his speech, Farrakhan carefully points out that he does not condone homophobia, saying "I'm not your enemy. I'm your brother, and I do love you." However, he said "sin is sin according to the standard of God."
"Males coming to males with lust in their hearts as they should to a female," he said. "Now don't you dare say Farrakhan was preaching hate; he's homophobic. I'm not afraid of my brothers and sisters or others who may be practicing what God condemned in the days of Lot. That's not our job to be hateful of our people. Our job is to call us to sanity."
Farrakhan goes on to call out clergy who support gay marriage, saying they are placing society's needs over God's.
"Is this the book that you believe in, but now you('re) backing down from an aspect of it because people will get offended?" he asked …
Read more at the Huffington Post.