CHESAPEAKE, Va. — Two dozen of
this region’s most influential black pastors sat in the cramped
conference room of a suburban Baptist church last week, brainstorming
how to inspire congregants still dismayed by President Obama’s support
for same-sex marriage.
One idea that emerged was to focus black churchgoers on the
differences between Obama’s traditional brand of Christianity and
Republican nominee Mitt Romney’s Mormonism, especially its history of