Coalition of African American Pastors

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Coalition of African American Pastors
FormationApril 1993
Purpose"Supporting the role of religion in American public life, protecting the lives of the unborn, and defending the sacred institution of marriage."
HeadquartersMemphis, Tennessee
Rev. William Owens

Coalition of African American Pastors (CAAP) is an African-American civil rights and social-conservative non-profit organization. They advocate for religion in public life and against abortion and same-sex marriage.[2]


  • In July 2012, the group traveled to Houston, Texas in protest of the NAACP's decision to endorse same-sex marriage.[3] Later the same year, they spoke out in opposition to Barack Obama for his support of same-sex marriage and issued a petition against same-sex marriage which garnered over 4,000 signers.[4]
  • On June 6, 2013 they condemned the Supreme Court's decision striking down the Defense of Marriage Act.[5]
  • February 2014, the group proposed impeaching Eric Holder for his support of same-sex marriage.[6][7] Later the same year they announced the formation of RISE movement.[8]
  • February 2015, the group called for Justices Elena Kagan and Ruth Bader Ginsburg to recuse themselves from a case surrounding the state-level gay marriage bans.[9]

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  1. ^ Merica, Dan (July 31, 2012). "Black pastors group launches anti-Obama campaign around gay marriage". CNN. Retrieved March 1, 2015.
  2. ^ "About Us -". Retrieved March 1, 2015.
  3. ^ "NAACP Gay Marriage Position Draws Protest From Black Clergy Group". Huffington Post. July 12, 2012. Retrieved March 1, 2015.
  4. ^ Flock, Elizabeth (July 6, 2012). "Black Pastors Reject Obama Over Gay Marriage Support". US News. Retrieved March 1, 2015.
  5. ^ "Across nation, gays celebrate court rulings". USA Today. June 6, 2013. Retrieved March 1, 2015.
  6. ^ Fearnow, Benjamin (February 25, 2014). "Coalition Of Black Pastors Call For Holder Impeachment Over Same-Sex Marriage". CBS News. Retrieved March 1, 2015.
  7. ^ "Black pastors group calls for Eric Holder impeachment over gay marriage". Washington Times. February 25, 2014. Retrieved March 1, 2015.
  8. ^ "Coalition of African American Pastors 'RISE' to defend traditional marriage". Fox News. October 15, 2014. Retrieved March 1, 2015.
  9. ^ Gryboski, Michael (February 28, 2015). "African-American Pastors Coalition: Justices Kagan, Ginsburg Should 'Disqualify' Themselves From Supreme Court Gay Marriage Case". Christian Post. Retrieved March 1, 2015.

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