A group of black clergy in the US have vowed to embark on a civil disobedience if the Supreme Court upholds the decision to legalize same-sex marriage across the country.
The group, Coalition of African-American Pastors joined other Christian leaders at a press conference in Memphis, Tennessee to announce their battle plans: a mass civil disobedience by members of the clergy across the nation.
“If they rule for same-sex marriage, then we’re going to do the same thing we did for the civil rights movement,” said the Rev. Bill Owens, president and founder of CAAP. “We will not obey an unjust law.”
According to the Christian Post Reports, the CAAP has been fighting against same-sex marriage for years and had openly rebuked President Barack Obama on the issue.
A report by The Root stated that Members of the conservative clergy group unabashedly called for the impeachment of former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder over this issue and chastised the NAACP for officially endorsing same-sex marriage.
The Rev. David Welch, president of the Pastor Council in Houston and a white clergyman, underscored the resolve of many conservative religious leaders to oppose same-sex marriage at any cost: “They want to fill jails with pastors across the nation, of every color, denomination and every size who will stand for the laws of God and His truths.”
Owens added, “The politicians and courts have tried to take God out of this country. This country was founded on godly principles. We will not stand back.”