2008: Top African American Religious Leaders Join Apostle Frederick K.C. Price In Endorsing YES on Prop 8 / ProtectMarriage.com

We thank Apostle Frederick K.C. Price and the many pastors and churches, especially black churches, for realizing the importance of preserving our culture from further deterioriation and, as the most important pinnacle of that protection, the protection of marriage between one man and one woman.
I attended the wonderful and very-well-attended stop of the Yes on 8 Bus Tour at St. Frances X Cabrini Catholic Church in Los Angeles yesterday, and met the people involved. What a class act, with highly-motivated and truly Christian people. I had a discussion with one of the speakers, Dr Ray Wiliams of the National Missionary Baptist Convention of America and the Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church in Oakland and several Black Pastors in Los Angeles who are leading the efforts there They commented about the fact that the tiny number of pastors of Black Churches opposing Proposition 8 are a handful, whose actual church memberships amount to very few The Pastors and Churches who are supporting it represent a surprizingly large portion of the citizens of the State of California. I noted to them the same fact in regard to white, hispanic, and Asian churches. Those supporting Proposition 8 are liberal churches whose numbers of adherants are shrinking to the point of disappearing, while those supporting 8 are thriving, growing, and taking over.
Clearly this is the perfect time to stop Gay Marriage in California, when the numbers are shifting so much in our favor.

See the original of this article on the ProtectMarriage website at this link.
Love and thanks,
Steve St.Clair
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Top African American Religious Leaders Join Apostle Frederick K.C. Price In Endorsing YES on Prop 8
October 22, 2008
Contact: Sonja Eddings Brown
Crenshaw Christian Center, Los Angeles
One of the highest ranking African American religious leaders in California and in the country has endorsed YES on Prop 8.

Apostle Frederick K.C. Price of the influential Crenshaw Christian Center in Los Angeles hosted and led off a press conference with dozens of local African American religious leaders yesterday saying that “we shouldn’t do anything to jeopardize the future of our family and our children.” The press conference opened with 50 African American and Latino pastors from greater Los Angeles, all standing up individually to express their support for YES on Proposition 8.
Joining Dr. Price in supporting YES on Prop 8 was Dr. Beverly “Vam” Crawford, Senior Pastor of Bible Enrichment Fellowship Int’l Church, and Bishop Frank Stewart of the Zoe Christian Fellowship in Los Angeles. Dr. Crawford reminded the two hundred supporters gathered for the event that “we must do what is right and stand for our children. We cannot afford to let this affect our babies in our schools.”
Each of the ministers spoke to the key issues concerning California parents on Proposition Eight. Bishop Frank Stewart from Zoe Christian Fellowship of Los Angeles spoke candidly about claims of civil rights violations from gay advocates and reminded reporters that, “children also have civil rights that deserve to be respected and not violated, and so do I as a parent and a grandparent.”
In total, well over a thousand individual congregations in Greater Los Angeles were represented in the respected group which stood in solidarity for YES on Prop 8. The ministers gathered, represented both African American and Latino congregations throughout Southern California, and the support of 3 million faithful followers.
Ministers in attendance were as follows:

PASTOR NAME
CHURCH NAME
Bishop Frank Stewart
Zoe Christian Fellowship-LA
Pastor Craig Hays
Crenshaw Christian Center
Pastor Ed Smith
Zoe Christian Fellowship-Whittier
Dr. BAM Crawford
Bible Enrichment Fellowship International Center
Pastor Jim Ortiz
My Friends House
Bishop Virgil Patterson
Crusaders Ministry
Pastor Charles/Gwen Patrick
Sunago Christian Fellowship Church-Compton
Trina Williams
NAACP
Dr. Charles Nauden,
Sr. Pastor
The Holy Way COGIC COGIC
Dr. Frederick K.C. Price
Crenshaw Christian Center
Pastor Fred Price, Jr.
Crenshaw Christian Center
Pastor Kenneth Sesley
Kingdom Advancers Family
Pastor Marcelo Alvarado
Igelsia Misionnera HispanoAmericana
Covenant Church
Min. Trena Thompson
The Dwelling Place
Sr. Pastor, Carlton Lincoln
Pastor John Mendez

Min Alice Gier

Dr. Delores Jones

Pastor Robert Bolden

Pastor Robert Cummings

Min. Gail Riley

Pres Daniel y Susana Torres
Vision De Futuroag
Pastor Mario Medio
Mision Cristiana Int.
Netz Gomez
Houses of Light
Min. Henry Lein
Christian Mission
Pastor Carleton Lincoln
The Dwelling Place
Reverend Dr. Raul Pacheco
FCCI Ministries
Dan Herron
Zoe Kingdom Seeker
Min. Leonard Radomskiy
World Outreach House of Prayer
Tran M. Lewis Jr.
Full Gospel COGIC
Lydia Gutierrez

Minister Terrance Richmond
Calvary Christian Center
Pastor David Gray
Bible Fellowship Community Church
Richard & Corrine Cardoza
The Lord’s Church
Neftali Zazueta
Grace Harvest Fellowship
Pastor Lawrence Witherspoon
Fortress Community Church
Rev. Buckle
Tree of Life
Min. Erica Arceo

Patricia Arnold
Calvary Christian Center
Pastor Ray Telles
Hope of Glory Fellowship
Pastor Joe Casnova

Pastor Leonard Dodonsky

Min. Claudette Matthews

Reverend Ralph Pacheco

Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson
BOND Action
Dr. Johnny Dlakley
God in our Midst
Paul Deverses

Pastor Chris Ward
Ward International Ministries
Other Pastors Supporting the proposition are as follows:
Phillip Goudeaux Calvary Christian Center
Richard Braxton ” ” ” Plumas Lake
Fred Simpkins Clear Voice Ministrie
Don Proctor Impact Church
Richard Prasad Zion Global Outreach
David Gray Bible Fellowship Community Church
David Audrusyok Spring of Life
Roy Larry Sure House of Faith
Garth Buckle Tree of Life
Bill Krause Family Community Church
Alex Flores Life Changing Reality Christian Center
Joel Pappas Oasis Christian Mission Center
Ronnie Walton Jubilare
David Foster Greater Grace
Tillman Wade Unity Baptist
Jimmie Fazil New Direction Christian Center
Jacob Collins Life Bridge Church
Sherwood Carthen Bayside South Sacramento
Samuel Thompsen Good Seed COGIC
Hirmand Askari Living Hope
Itasker Hollins Sr. All Noations COGIC
Pastor Glenn Cole Capital Christian Center
Greg Smith Valley Grace Community Church
Mike Higley Wesleyan Christian Church
Sean Morgan Grace Community Church
Mitch Keyes Firebaugh Faith Fellowship
Richard Cordoza The Lord’s Church
Tray Frederick New Direction
Alvaro Medina Casa De Oracion
Alvin Armstrong Church of the Redeemed
Pedro Cintron Candeloro de Oro
Robert Lambert St. Thomas Holy MBC
Esley Simmons South SacramenTo Christian Center
Joe Mejia Miracle Christian Worship
Bishop Donald Green SF Christian Center
Bishop George McKinney St. Stephens COGIC/COGIC Ruling Bishop

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2 responses to “2008: Top African American Religious Leaders Join Apostle Frederick K.C. Price In Endorsing YES on Prop 8 / ProtectMarriage.com

  1. Children have a right to a mom and a dad. The state of California allowing same-gender marriage may seem progressive to some– –but what it says to me is that the state of California sanctions a relationship that does not best serve children.While no heterosexual parents are perfect, and some situations are down right abusive and traumatic, the response is not to eliminate a child’s right to a mom and a dad. The response is to better educate, better encourage, better help parents be better.While a lesbian couple or a gay couple may provide a stable home, love, and support to a child. By definition, a same-gender marriage cannot provide them a mom and a dad. Every child has the right to a mom and a dad.http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2006/feb/06021601.htmlSociety should sacrifice for the health and well being of its children.This is why I am voting “yes” on prop 8 (on my absentee ballot).http://prop8discussion.wordpress.com/category/legislation-and-social-issues/yes on prop 8!

  2. Children have a right to be raised in a bigotry-free environment, by people who love them. I urge you to reconsider what is being “protected” in this Proposition 8 effort. Will heterosexual families suffer any harm if same-gender families are allowed full rights under the law (which domestic partnership law DOES NOT allow).

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