*President Barack Obama was straddling the fence lately, putting his supporters on edge about his thoughts regarding gay marriage.

Once he made the leap, a huge population of supporters rejected his ideas.

Black clergymen publicly shared their disdain for the president’s new stance.

The Rev. Al Sharpton is the only high-profile Black religious leader to come out and support Obama’s announcement. However,  a seeming majority of black pastors who run some of America’s largest churches are not with the president on this decision.

Here are some reactions from black pastors and other religious leaders.

Bishop Harry Jackson, senior pastor of Hope Christian Church in MD, said “I think the president has been in this place for awhile and that he chose this time because he thought that it might shift the balance of power. The timing made me suspect the motives were political, coming out of the North Carolina victory for the traditional marriage groups and maybe have people kind of rally behind this pro same-sex marriage cause.”

Albert Mohler said, “Pres. Obama’s evolution ends. He publicly supports same-sex marriage (again). Even his friends knew his “evolving” position was dishonest. Why did Pres. Obama make his same-sex marriage statement now? Wash. Post. reports that 1 in 6 of his most generous fundraisers is openly gay.”

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