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Rev. Williams Owens, founder of the Coalition of African-Americans Pastors, on Tuesday compared President Barack Obama to Judas, the apostle who betrayed Jesus for thirty pieces of silver in the Bible.

“The President is in the White House because of the civil rights movement, and I was a leader in that movement, nd I didn’t march one inch, one foot, one yard for a man to marry a man or a woman to marry a woman,” he said at the National Press Club.

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“So the President has forgotten the price that was paid,” Owens continued. “People died or they suffered or they gave their blood to have equal rights in the United States. And for the homosexual community and for the President to bow to the money, as Judas did with Jesus Christ, is a disgrace and we are ashamed. We will not take it back. We will not back down. We are going to take action across this country to change the course that this President has us in.”

Owens, who consults with the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) as a liaison to black churches, has launched a national campaign urging African-American voters to oppose the reelection of Obama.

Documents released in March as the result of an investigation revealed that NOM planned to “drive a wedge between gays and blacks” to prevent same sex marriage from becoming legal.

The organization hoped to “(f)ind, equip, energize and connect African American spokespeople for marriage [and] develop a media campaign around their objections to gay marriage as a civil right.”

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