Rev. Bill Owens is a spokesman and preacher of the gospel and founder of the Coalition of African American Pastors, hereafter referred as CAAP. He has been insulted, accursed, abused, belittled, beleaguered, lied upon and ridiculed about his demands for proper treatment of the African American electorate on the part of both major political parties. Owens is a man cut from the mode of the Prophet Amos, who declared, “But let judgment run down as waters, and righteousness as a mighty stream” or Jeremiah, who was called to a live a life of suffering and John the Baptist, whose head was cut off because he preached against the sexual immorality in the Herodian dynasty, etc.
Owens is loyal to the Radical Imperative of “Thus Saith the Lord!” He is currently being branded by political and social pundits that don’t understand the mandate of preaching from the scriptures. He preaches morality based on godly authority and not political expediency. Owens is on a campaign to the secure the family because of the intrusion of gay marriage politics through political means. He is here to warn both parties to not continue taking the African American vote for granted. Owens knows that African Americans have a pragmatic conservatism that could be awakened.
The community he represents is unequivocally against Civil Unions and Same Sex Marriages. CAAP members are orthodox and biblically-centered in our teachings on all aspects of human sexuality, and specifically in regards to sexual promiscuity and fornication, whether heterosexual or homosexual. The destabilization of the nuclear family unit, by the fostering of sexual behavior that is counterproductive, and the spread of detestable and even deadly sexually transmitted diseases can be attributed to abuse of human sexual relationships. As followers of Christ, we stand with the Bible in declaring that sexual intercourse outside the confines of marriage is sin (Leviticus 18:22; 20:13, Matthew 5:28 and Romans 1:26-27.) Moreover, we affirm our role in standing with principles to promote and defend the faith, and practices of religion as taught by Jesus Christ. Our calling is a moral calling and our authority comes from God Almighty.