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Rev. William Owens: Gay Marriage Advocates 'Hijacked' Civil Rights Movement

By    |   Friday, 27 Feb 2015 11:32 AM

Supreme Court Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Elena Kagan are obligated to recuse themselves from sitting on a pending same-sex marriage case before the high court because both judges have publicly expressed, through words or actions, their support of the initiative, the Rev. William Owens, president and founder of the Coalition of African-American Pastors said Friday on Newsmax TV's "America's Forum."

"Kagan performed a same-sex marriage ceremony and that within itself tells us that she cannot hear this case impartially," he said, adding that Ginsburg said in a Bloomberg interview earlier this month that "it would not take a large adjustment" for Americans to accept same-sex marriage as a constitutional right should the justices decide so.

Ginsburg has also officiated at a gay marriage ceremony.

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"It's in the law and cannons of the justices to not express their opinion and make them known before a heard case," Owens said. "They both made their decisions known before hearing the case and they know better. They know what the law says and they are choosing to disobey the law."

Owens takes umbrage at the suggestion that gay Americans face a similar plight as blacks did in the pre-civil rights era.

"The civil rights movement that I was in is totally different from what they call a civil rights movement," he said. "They've hijacked the civil rights movement and used everything that we were denied — the right to even be a good citizen.

"I'm pre-civil rights. I know how it was. The gay rights agenda has nothing to do with the civil rights movement. There's no comparison.

"People across the country, when it was put into a vote, every state voted against same-sex marriage. This is supposed to be a country of we the people decide and then judges overruled what we the people decided. It's been voted on across the country and every time, we won."

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