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Black churches split over 'gay' marriage, Obama

(The Church Report) At Charity Missionary Baptist Church in North Charleston, S.C., the Rev. Nelson B. Rivers III supports and follows his African-American congregation’s policy: They will only conduct marriages between one man and one woman.

But the vice president of the NAACP also backed his civil rights organization’s recent statement supporting “marriage equality.”

“We see no conflict in that,” Rivers said, “because I am the leader of the r-i-t-e at my church, the rites, but I’m also a strong advocate of the r-i-g-h-t-s of my members.”