The NAACP’s recent announcement supporting President Obama’s position on same-sex marriage has led to the resignation of one of its leaders.
The Rev. Keith Ratliff, who serves as president of the NAACP’s Iowa-Nebraska conference and also pastors Maple Street Missionary Baptist Church in Des Moines, Iowa, said in a statement that he was leaving “due to the NAACP’s position and support of same-sex marriage.”
Pastor Ken Hutcherson of Antioch Church in Washington State, has long stood for the biblical view of marriage and has been harshly criticized by both black and white liberals over his stance. He is also supportive of Ratliff’s decision to resign.
“It’s about time someone associated with the NAACP has a backbone,” Hutcherson told The Christian Post.
“The NAACP is so far behind the times, not only on the biblical view of marriage, but because they still use the term ‘colored people’ to describe black Americans,” said Hutcherson. “Plus, the group is ‘bought and paid for’ by the Democratic Party and they no longer speak for the majority of black citizens in the country.”