Black Pastor Asks DNC Chief Tom Perez ‘Do I Still Have a Place in This Party?’ Over Embrace of Same-Sex Marriage and Abortion

FILE – In this Aug. 21, 2012 file photo, Tom Perez speaks in Birmingham, Ala. (AP Photo/Jay Reeves, File)

An African American pastor in Michigan confronted the leader of the Democratic Party over concerns that he is being edged out by an embrace of far-left politics.

Chris Martin, a black pastor from Flint, pressed Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez on the issue on Friday at a meeting in Detroit.

“I am a moderate Democrat, but I do not support abortion. I do not support same-sex marriage,” Martin said, according to the Detroit Free Press. “I have people in my congregations who ask us, ‘How do we preach one thing on Sunday, but then campaign for people who are totally opposed to that?'”

Martin asked, “As an African American pastor and lifelong Democrat? Do I still have a place in this party?”

Perez argued the Democrats have “a very inclusive tent.”

“Because I firmly believe that if the goal is to better the lives of the people in your congregations and your community, then Democrats are a far better choice,” Perez said.

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Source: Washington Examiner

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