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Our next guest compared President Obama was.
Support of gay marriage.
Two to -- is.
Saying that President Obama was simply going man to to to raise money.
And where -- the pastors now urging black voters all across the country to withhold their support for mr.
Obama and velocity changes is positioned joining us is reverend Bill Owens.
He's head of the coalition of African American pastors reverend good to have you with us.
This is Sturm and strong stop.
What has been the reaction to your.
Demand your criticism criticism of the -- First of all the president has not replied that all.
And that criticism believe -- a -- has been very low.
-- percent of V mail that we get in the emails.
On -- website.
All fought opposition.
I'm surprised at that myself.
We have a petition -- 100000 signatures.
For marriage should dot com that's a 100000 signatures that -- for -- -- marriage dot com.
And -- -- percent of they've people who groups and in replies.
We have -- absolutely hate mail we have people who disagree that that's part of the close.
Par for the course and these are highly charged times.
Let me ask you this why that why you're timing now.
Because he had he made clear his new position.
A couple months ago why now.
All week -- we -- responded when he announced.
That he supported gay marriage I mean ride -- -- that day.
We started making flash -- -- news coverage and we Ellen it was confident Memphis Tennessee are saying that we disagreed and asking to meet with him.
Now let me tell you ask him to meet with him was nothing new we did the same thing would President Bush over the faith -- initiative.
And President Bush admitted to respond and we develop a good relationship would Mr.
That this president has ignored us all -- give -- We did the same thing with the -- -- mattresses -- -- -- no we told them that we will hold them accountable and we have a great relationship with his office.
All we -- missed the president to do.
Was -- -- with us and the results would have been totally different we would've taken a different bad but he did not respect.
Us enough to even reply but to of this basis based second he has not responded.
-- that is that is indeed surprising -- reporters your next step what are you going to do now.
Unless he does -- And give us an audience.
We are going to -- -- -- we've gone across this country and we don't tell people who vote total fought and who not to vote while we don't do that.
We -- said don't vote for the president we make opposition known and that the people make of them I've been not politicians.
Would not old political campaign -- our guess in about it.
Where there's -- president of the United States.
We feel that he should have given lesser respect of responding.
To us when we -- meet with him to discuss.
Or -- we appreciate your being with -- -- Bill -- a little far for fear of through the year appreciate.
It thank you --