The leader of the Coalition of African American Pastors says Christians of all backgrounds helped elect Donald Trump because he promised to protect their religious liberty and family values.
In congratulating Trump on his victory, Rev. William Owens says in a statement that those who “voted their values” helped give Trump the win.
“Donald Trump asked black voters and Christians to give him a chance and that’s exactly what we did,” Owens said, adding:
The Coalition of African American Pastors launched a sustained campaign to persuade black voters to stop letting themselves be used by the failed policies and empty promises of Democratic politicians. It is clear that this is a message that resonated with many voters and helped make Mr. Trump our next president.
Owens personally endorsed Trump after the president-elect asked black and other Christians to give him the chance to protect their faith beliefs and traditional family values. Owens and his wife, Dr. Deborah Owens, produced and distributed their message via videos in which they urged blacks to face up to the Democrat Party’s failed policies.
It is time we faced the truth. The policies embraced by the Democrats have failed us for decades. They have destroyed our communities, weakened our families, and doomed us to a future of dependency. What’s more, the Democrats now take our votes for granted and ignore our voices in favor of other interest groups.
Asserting that the relationship between blacks and Democrats is “one-sided,” Owens said, “They ask for everything—support, votes, unquestioning loyalty—and give nothing back. If we want to reclaim our power as voters, then African Americans need to demonstrate that we won’t allow ourselves to be used.”
Deborah Owens said in her own video appeal to black women that the Democrat Party’s platform is “anti-life, anti-traditional marriage, anti-Christ, and anti-religion.”
Rev. Owens said the election of Trump was especially significant for “those who embrace faith, family, and traditional marriage.”
“We now know that the vacancy on the Supreme Court will be filled by a justice who will not bend the Constitution in service of an extremist agenda,” he said. “For me and many others, that was one of the most important issues of the election.”
“Mr. Trump deserves congratulations for winning a hard-fought campaign, and we hope to work with him in the future to make this a country that respects and protects religious freedom and traditional values,” Owens added.