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Rev. Dr. Michael Eric Dyson on President Obama’s Support of Marriage Equality

On Friday, May 11, Rev. Dr. Michael Eric Dyson, guest host of MSNBC's The Ed Show, challenged Black pastors who are critical of President Obama's historic endorsement of marriage equality.

"Black leaders of faith should not use the Bible to suppress the rights of LGBT community just like the Bible was used to suppress the rights of Black Americans," said Dyson.

If Black pastors tried to "take all the [gay people] out of the Black church, there wouldn't be a Black church," he added. "And I never heard of any pastors refusing tithes from gay people."

Dyson joins numerous of Black pastors who have spoken out in support of the President's freedom to marry stance.


Read NBJC's statement commending President Obama for his courageous leadership.

The National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) is a civil rights organization dedicated to the empowerment of Black lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and same gender loving (LGBTQ/SGL) people, including people living with HIV/AIDS.