National Black Church takes measures to protect Rev Anthony Evans

Sunday 2nd September, 2012

Accra, Sept 2, GNA - National Black Church Initiative (NBCI), a coalition of African-American Churches, has put in place security measures to protect Reverend Anthony Evans, following the Shooting incident at the Family Research Council, Washington DC about three weeks ago.

A press statement issued and copied to the Ghana News Agency on Sunday stated that a security guard was shot at the Family Research Council as an attack on the NBCI for its position on same sex marriage.

”The security measures are necessary to protect Rev. Evans and the NBCI stance for Christ and against same-sex marriage,“ it said.

Ms. Debra Coley-Bagley, chair of NBCI's Board of Directors says, "Rev. Evans is a brave Christian clergy who stands on the Word of God, and we would hate for him to be harmed by the forces of evil that support same-sex marriage.

We do, however, commend leaders of the gay community who have denounced the shooting of the staff member at the Family Research Council."

NBCI is a coalition of 34,000 African American churches working to eradicate racial disparities in healthcare, technology, education, housing, and the environment.

NBCI's mission is to provide critical wellness information to all of its members, congregants, churches and the public. The National Black Church Initiative's methodology is utilizing faith and sound health science