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CNN Misrepresents Biblical Slavery, Doesn’t Understand Why Black Churches Condemn Homosexuality

A recent article by CNN criticizing black churches for publicly condemning President Obama’s decision to support gay marriage opens with a series of questions, one of which is “Why would the black church cite scripture to exclude gays when a similar approach to the Bible was used to enslave their ancestors?”

James Cone, a black theologian, is quoted as saying “I’ve said many times in black churches that the black church is on the wrong side of history on this. It’s so sad because they were on the right side of history in their own struggle.”

Mr. Cone is wrong, and so is CNN in their posturing on this point. The blacks were right the first time, and they are correct now by condemning homosexuality. They are correct in both instances because they actually know what the Bible says. Continue reading