African American Pastors Rebuke Congressional Black Caucus, Launch Conservative Black Agenda for 2018
Dr. Susan Berry, Breitbart, February 14, 2018
A group of conservative African American pastors is rebuking the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) for its “childish” behavior at the State of the Union address and embarking on a new midterm election year campaign to out members of the CBC as “traitors.”
Rev. William Owens, president of the Coalition of African American Pastors (CAAP), joined with civil rights educator Dr. Alveda King, radio talk host Lonnie Poindexter, and black politicians from Texas and Virginia Tuesday at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, to launch their campaign.
“The disgrace before the global community by the CBC (Congressional Black Caucus) during the State of the Union Address was the worst I have ever witnessed in my life as a black father, educator, civil rights activist and man of faith. Our elected officials’ demonstration of childish behavior; sulking in their seats, texting, pretending to be disinterested, was distasteful. We did not elect children, we thought we had leaders.”
Owens said members of the CBC care little about “our precious black children,” but more about “the rights of undocumented immigrants and football players who don’t stand for the national anthem.”
He added that some black children are the victims of true racism, but CBC members have failed to investigate this as they, instead, focus on their progressive political agenda.
“So, in the wake of being misrepresented by black legislators, we are taking this fight back to Washington, where the fraud of representation took place and demand either they represent the people or get out of the way,” Owens said.