The black community traditonally has been more fiercely opposed to gay rights than any other demographic.But more and more black faith leaders are opposing the state’s anti-gay marriage amendment.Add to their voices 15 prominent ones in Greensboro, including a Muslim Imam.• The Rev. Arnetta Beverly, St. Matthews United Methodist Church
• Bishop George Brooks, Mount Zion Baptist Church
• The Rev. Cardes Brown, New Light Missionary Baptist Church
• Apostle Wayne Clapp, Breath of God Assembly
• The Rev. Howard Chubbs, Providence Baptist Church
• The Rev. Micheal Frencher, Trinity AME Zion Church
• The Rev. Joseph Frierson, Faith Community Church
• The Rev. Gregory Headen, Genesis Baptist Church
• The Rev. Nelson Johnson, Pastor, Faith Community Church
• The Rev. Diane Given Moffett, St James Presbyterian Church
• Imam Abdel Nuriddin, Masjid Al Ummil Ummat
• The Rev. Eva Ratliff, Guiding Light Ministries
• The Rev. Clarence Shuford, St. Phillip AME Zion Church
• The Rev. James Woodson, St. James Home of Fresh Start Ministry
• The Rev. William Wright, New Zion Missionary Baptist ChurchThey said in a statement: “After careful and prayerful consideration, we are persuaded that the proposed Amendment One to the N.C. Constitution would further impoverish and punish so many innocent people. Therefore, we have no choice but stand against this unnecessary and unjust amendment."
Also the head of North Carolina's NAACP Dr. William Barber also voiced his views against the anti-gay amendment.