The rising ire of a national coalition of black pastors reached a climax Tuesday as the organization announced a campaign to call for the impeachment of Attorney General Eric Holder on the basis that he has violated his oath of office by “attempting to impose same-sex ‘marriage’ throughout the nation…”
According to a press release, the Coalition of African American Pastors (CAAP) said it will “launch a grassroots effort seeking to secure the signatures of one million people calling for Attorney General Eric Holder to be impeached.”
The announcement comes on the same day that Holder invited state attorneys general to refuse to defend laws banning same-sex marriage.
Rev. Bill Owens, President of CAAP, said in the statement:
The Attorney General of the United States should be impeached over his repeated lawlessness in attempting to impose same-sex marriage throughout the nation. It’s one thing to make a political argument that gay marriage should be the law, but it’s quite another to take actions that ignore federal law, Supreme Court rulings, and the constitutions of dozens of states that have specifically rejected the redefinition of marriage which the administration is trying to impose.
As much as President Obama and Attorney General Holder would like it to be otherwise, we live in a democracy–with government of, by, and for the people–not a monarchy ruled by a king issuing decrees from on high. The citizens of several states who have voted overwhelmingly to preserve marriage have had their votes voided and thrown out by radical federal judges, and the Obama administration–in particular the Justice Department–has been shamefully complicit in this attack on the rights of those voters.
“What we have in Attorney General Holder is a man so political in his zeal to redefine marriage that he is willing to run roughshod over the rulings of the Supreme Court, binding federal law, and the United States Constitution along with the constitutions of a majority of states,” Owens added. “Yet, our leaders in Washington are letting him get away with his illegal conduct and doing nothing meaningful to hold him accountable.”
In a scathing address at the National Press Club on Tuesday announcing the petition, Owens said, “In my lifetime, I’ve never seen a president as bad as this president.”
Owens stated that Obama deceived the American people by announcing that his position on same-sex marriage had “evolved.”
“That is not true. He made the deal with the gay community to let him get elected – his second election – that he would take the issue up,” Owens charged. “But it was always there; he did not ‘evolve.’ It was already there because of their commitments of very large sums of money and his relationship with them.”
“Eric Holder and Mr. Obama – I will respect his office, I don’t respect him because he’s a deceiver, he’s not true, I have no respect for the president, but since he is the president, I will give the dignity of his office respect – they have deceived the people,” Owens continued. “They want their way like a little baby – our way or no way.”
If you go back to the civil rights movement, they had consensus from both sides of the aisle; they had Republicans and they had Democrats. I think people who really don’t know what happened during that time don’t realize that it was not just the Democrats, it was the Republicans; as a matter of fact, many southern Democrats were adamantly against the civil rights bill, and I believe the ship was able to reach across the aisle because it was the right thing to do. It was right to give black citizens the right to vote, the right to live the American dream. Now, we don’t live the American dream, we live the American nightmare.
Owens said CAAP’s campaign “is intended to create a groundswell of support, giving Congressional leadership the encouragement necessary to remove this dangerous ideologue from public office.”
“States have historically defined marriage as the union of one man and one woman, and the majority of states continue to do so,” CAAP observed. “Thirty states have in fact enacted constitutional amendments to this effect. Furthermore, still binding federal law contained in Section II of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) provides that no state shall be required to recognize same-sex ‘marriages’ performed in other states.”
Owens emphasized that his organization is inviting all citizens, regardless of race or creed to sign the petition, at www.HolderImpeachment.com.