Black pastors understand that collapse of family, out-of-wedlock births, single-parent households, promiscuity, drugs and crime are the crises undermining black physical and economic health today.
One court decision after another over the last 50 years has, step by step, purged any hint of religion and traditional values from our schools and public spaces.
Blacks agree with traditional values but vote for candidates who support abortion, moral relativism, and government dependence.
No reasoning can conclude that among the rights with which we are endowed by our Creator is a right to use government to force third parties to pay for the contraceptives of others.
What individuals choose in private, and for which they bear personal responsibility, is separate from what we sanction publicly for which we all must bear responsibility.
One can only hope that at some point black clergy will grasp that freedom means a culture of responsibility, not a culture of entitlement.