NOM uses NC gay marriage opponent in radio spot

Posted August 28, 2012

— The National Organization for Marriage is using a prominent African American pastor in a radio ad urging President Barack Obama's defeat this fall. From a blog post on the official NOM site:

"Today, the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) launched a radio advertisement in the Raleigh, North Carolina media market featuring Dr. Patrick Wooden, a prominent African American pastor, urging African Americans to say "no more" to President Barack Obama in light of his recent endorsement of homosexual marriage. NOM plans to spend $34,000 on the advertisement in the Raleigh media market, which is home to 40 percent of the state's African American population. If proven successful, NOM plans to roll out the advertisement in markets across North Carolina, a key presidential swing state."

In the ad, Wooden says that Obama has "turned his back on the values of our community" by supporting same sex marriage. Obama took that stand the day after North Carolina voters added an amendment limiting marriage to one man and one woman to the state constitution. 

Listen to the ad: 

Hat tip: Pam's House Blend.


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  • jackscookie Sep 5, 2012

    Hypocrites!!! the black church is full of closet gays who marry women to "cure" them of their desires and the black church looks the other way!! I bet Pastor Wooten has some of those "couples" in his congregation and also as closet queens his lead musicians!!Wooten fails to understand you cant legislate morality!! Dems or Republicans in office,,,gays will always be among us!! Shame on you Pastor Wooten

  • jackjones2nc Sep 2, 2012

    It's very disappointing when a man claiming to be Christian promotes division and intolerance. Wooten is not merely on the wrong side of history, he is an agent against human dignity.

  • val7277 Aug 31, 2012

    I don't feel it was right for him to turn his back or judge the man publicly because of this issue. When America has for years turned their back on the value of our community but that doesn't stop you from paying your taxes....

  • driverkid3 Aug 29, 2012

    Dr. Patrick Wooden, thaank you very much.

  • BaseBallMommy Aug 29, 2012

    Also, ncpigboy99, The definition of racist is to be against someone due to their race. How is Dr wooten a racist when he believes differently regarding gay marriage. Last I heard there is not a race that we call "gay"

  • BaseBallMommy Aug 29, 2012

    In this day and time you don't see many people stand up for what they beleive in! Good for the preacher and the NOM!! I support his cause!

  • ncpigboy99 Aug 28, 2012

    dr. wooten is a racist along with NOM.