May 24, 2012 at 10:11 am EDT | by Steve Charing
Pastor praises Obama’s marriage announcement
Baltimore, gay news, gay politics dc

The Baltimore Inner Harbor from Federal Hill. (Wikimedia photo by Kathleen Conklin)

With reports that some black church leaders are helping to gather signatures for a referendum to repeal the state’s marriage equality law, one Northwest Baltimore pastor publically applauded President Obama for his stance on the issue.

Rev. Brad Braxton, an ordained Baptist minister and founding Senior Pastor of The Open Church, penned an op-ed in the Washington Post praising the president. In his piece, Rev. Braxton wrote, “Same-sex couples should enjoy the privileges and bear the responsibilities of committed, covenant relationships just like heterosexual couples. Additionally, Christian congregations should bless same-sex marriages as a fulfillment of the church’s pastoral task and an endorsement of God’s eternal devotion to abundant life and holy love.”

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