5.28.2012

Minister Farrakhan responds to President Obama and preachers endorsing same-sex marriage: "What the society says means more than what God says?"


On May 27, the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan spoke before thousands at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California. It was his first time speaking in the city since 1995 and his subject was "Guidance in a Time of Trouble."

As always, his address covered a range of national and global affairs from education to America's pending war with Iran. Minister Farrakhan also addressed President Barack Obama and preachers who recently endorsed same-sex marriage.

He prefaced his thoughts by sharing Biblical scriptures regarding Sodom and Gomorrah and how God destroyed those twin cities. "Don't you dare say 'Farrakhan was preaching hate. He's homophobic.' I'm not afraid of my brothers or sisters or others who may be practicing what God condemned in the days of Lot. That's not our job to be hateful of our people. Our job is to call us to sanity. Our job is to call the people to righteous conduct."

He also reminded the audience that Jesus said "If you offend in one thing you've offended them all. So the fornicator can't look at the lesbian or the homosexual and say 'I'm better than you'...sin is sin according to the Standard of God."

While holding up a copy of the Newsweek magazine that called Pres. Obama the "First Gay President," Minister Farrakhan said, "You think they are not mocking him?...He's the first president that sanctioned what the scriptures forbid. Why is it that all you politicians take your oath of office on the Bible? If the book is no good what the hell are you using it for to take an oath of office to uphold---not the bible--but the constitution? But the constitution comes out of their recognition of the value of this book."

To the preachers who are endorsing same-sex marriage, he said "...what the society says means more than what God says? Reverend, synagogue leader, Catholic priests, is this the book you say you believe in? But now you backing down from an aspect of it because people will get offended?"

Watch the full video clip below and watch the full replay of the the message by clicking here.