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Black folks! Don’t use the Bible to condemn gay marriage

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In this video, I talk about how it is wrong to use a book that was utilized to justify the enslavement of Africans and African Americans as a reason not to support gay marriage.

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  1. Stephen, we know you have self hate, but why do you hate the black women? I see you're a moot, is your mother or father black? Help us understand your hate for your black side and love for your white side.

  2. Charlie Bradley< dont arguing with them you already said what you had to say if they dont want to hear the truth of God dust your feet off and moved on, You did your jib already! In the Good book it said my people perish because of lack of knowledge. Its the end of the time its written and everything is comming to past if they open up they eyes and mind and read the best boo alive they will see that he is truly the living God that gave us instruction on how to lived right and being homosexula aint one of them.

  3. The Bible will stand, no matter what man says. This article is pointless, accept to defame Christians seeking truth.

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    • Actually the topic rings true. Black Folks indeed do NOT need the bible to justify homosexuality to be wrong. Common sense is enough.

  5. Thats a very crazy statement, not only is it wrong, it also has no merit. That statement is just ridiculous.

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