The Reverend Dr. Delman Coates is an American Christian minister and the Senior Pastor of Mt. Ennon Baptist Church, a megachurch located in Clinton, Maryland. He is a board member of the Parents Television Council, and National Action Network. He is a member of the Society of Biblical Literature, Morehouse College Board of Preachers, NAACP, and a board member of the Parents Television Council, The African American Pulpit, and National Action Network. Dr. Coates is a religious progressive who argues quite persuasively against the cries of “religious freedom” coming from conservatives who want to use their religious beliefs as an excuse to discriminate.