Voters in Georgia, where there’s a hotly contested Senate race between incumbent Democrat Raphael Warnock and GOP challenger and NFL star Herschel Walker, are being recommended to listen to a message promoted by Warnock’s church.
Originally published at WND News Center. Used with permission.
He was a pastor at Ebenezer Baptist Church, which still pays him a massive housing allowance each month, even though he’s getting the full salary of a U.S. senator.
According to a report in the Washington Free Beacon, that church recently held a political voter outreach event.
And it was then that it aired a pre-taped 2020 sermon from Billy Honor, who insisted that “evangelical white Christianity” is racist.
“There is nothing about evangelical white Christianity that would make you think it values black lives,” Honor charged in his sermon. “The fact is that this is a tradition that devalues black bodies, so much so that the devaluing of black bodies is about as American as apple pie.”
Warnock’s name was at the top of a welcome message to those to came to the political event.
“The sermon could reignite concerns about Warnock’s own controversial statements and promotion of extremist rhetoric, including a sermon in which he said Americans need to repent for their ‘whiteness’ and his defense of anti-Semitic pastor Rev. Jeremiah Wright,” the report explained.
Wright is the Chicago pastor under whom Barack Obama took lessons, and he became famous for his attack on the United States, with a “God **** America!” statement.
Honor claimed that “evangelical Christianity” was the “ideological basis for the enslavement of Africans, the expansion of white supremacy, the resistance to reconstruction, the acceptance of racial segregation laws, and the recent dismissal of the Black Lives Matter movement to end murders of black bodies by police.”
Walker criticized Warnock for allowing such a message at the church where he still is listed as pastor.
Walker told the Free Beacon, “Raphael Warnock and his allies believe America is a bad country full of hateful people. They even smear evangelicals who love Jesus as racist. They should be ashamed.”
He said, however, that the Democrats’ “politics of division and hate” is about to come to an end in his state.
He’s leading Warnock in polls just days before the election.
The report noted a Marist poll found white evangelicals make up over a quarter of registered voters in Georgia.
It was a few years earlier, in 2016, that Warnock claimed Americans must “repent” for their “worship of whiteness,” the report said.
Honor is, the report said, an organizer for the New Georgia Project, a leftist group funded by Democrat candidate for governor Stacey Abrams.