The Coalition of African-American Pastors (CAAP) and various civil rights leaders announced Tuesday their concerted grassroots effort to collect one million signatures via an online petition to impeach Attorney General Eric Holder (pictured) for refusing to enforce laws against same-sex marriage, according to CBS News.
The Rev. Bill Owens (pictured above left)), president and founder of the CAAP, addressed his organization’s concerns at the National Press Club in a scathing speech on Tuesday, stating that Holder had violated his oath of office by trying to “coerce states to fall in line with the same-sex marriage agenda.” Owens also zeroed-in on President Obama by blatantly stating, “In my lifetime, I’ve never seen a president as bad as this president.”
The fire and brimstone religious leader also stated that Obama had deceived the American people by announcing that his position on same-sex marriage had “evolved.” “That is not true. He made the deal with the gay community to let him get elected, his second election, that he would take the issue up,” Owens charged. “But it was always there; he did not ‘evolve.’ It was already there because of their commitments of very large sums of money and his relationship with them.”
The impeachment petition drive, which has thus far garnered over 8,000 signatures, vehemently accuses Holder and the President of shredding the institution of marriage and remaking it into a genderless institution. Both men are called out for having “turned their backs on the values the American people hold dear, values particularly cherished in the black community: values like marriage, which should be strengthened and promoted, rather than weakened and undermined.”
According to Owens, his organization’s campaign “is intended to create a groundswell of support, giving Congressional leadership the encouragement necessary to remove this dangerous ideologue from public office.”
The CAAP is supporting a “March For Marriage” on June 19 of this year in Washington D.C. “in support of the bedrock of society and our culture’s most pro-life and pro-child institution.”
CAAP is calling on everyone, regardless of color and creed, to sign the petition to oust Holder from his duties as Attorney General at www.holderimpeachment.com.