The Coalition of African-American Pastors (CAAP) is encouraging Christians to oppose the US Supreme Court's recent ruling on same sex marriage through civil obedience, since people need to "do something to get arrested to call attention to the injustice."
"I was in the civil rights movement, so I know how to do it," Rev. Bill Owens, president of the CAAP, told News Max. "When we sat at the counters at restaurants, we knew we were going to be arrested. You do things to get arrested, to call attention to it."
"So many people were silent," he said. "The church people were absolutely silent on this issue. A few leaders spoke out, but the masses of the church people were silent."
Owens believes that people need to speak out against President Barack Obama's support for gay marriage. White people refuse to oppose Obama out of fear of being called bigots, while black people do not want to appear betraying a black man, so Obama is getting away with it, he said.
"He deceived the American people, because the black community would not have backed him had he come out the first time for same-sex marriage. Some people just didn't want to speak against Obama," Owens said.
The church leader said he fears for the future of his children, and everybody else's since same sex marriage is now allowed and America is on an immoral path. But he said he for one would still refuse to officiate a gay wedding even if the government allows it.
"What it's going to do to our children? What kind of world are they going to grow up in?" he said. "Since I was in the civil rights movement, I know that if the people come together in force, things will happen. How they will happen, I don't know."