Black Pastor: Obama ‘Has Done More to Hurt the American People Than Any Other President’

By Penny Starr | February 25, 2014 | 2:37pm EST

Rev. Bill Owens, founder and president of the Coalition of African American Pastors (CAAP), spoke at the National Press Club on Feb. 25, 2014. ( Starr)

( – During a press conference on Tuesday in Washington, D.C., to announce a signature campaign to impeach U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, Rev. Bill Owens said President Barack Obama has “hurt the American people.”

“We’re on a downward road,” Owens, who is founder and president of the Coalition of African American Pastors (CAAP), said at the event at the National Press Club. “And this president has done more to hurt the American people than any president, as I see it, in my lifetime and in history.”

Owens cited Holder’s “repeated lawlessness” of disregarding state laws and the Constitution.

“What we have in Attorney General Holder is a man so political in his zeal to redefine marriage that he is willing to run roughshod over the rulings of the Supreme Court, binging federal law, and the United States Constitution along with the constitutions of a majority of states,” Owens said in a statement distributed at the press conference.

As reported, Holder called on states attorneys general to defend laws banning same-sex marriage.

Owens said he wants “good Americans to stand up for what is right” by signing the impeachment petition, with the goal of gathering one million signatures.

Owens also stressed that the petition is meant for all citizens regardless of race or creed.

“Marriage is an institution that benefits all of society; therefore every citizen has an interest in protecting marriage from these brazen attacks,” Owens said.

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