Democrat Raphael Warnock is big-time under fire when he is asked about his relationship with Reverend Jeremiah Wright. He's being slammed for it.
Warnock has expressed support for Reverend Jeremiah Wright, President Obama’s former pastor, who has been criticized for anti-Semitic remarks, including a now-famous sermon in which Wright proclaimed “God damn America,” and, in a separate incident, said that the U.S. government created AIDS to kill African Americans.
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Wright’s “God damn America” remarks were “extracted from its theological and rhetorical context and looped to the point of ad nauseam,” Warnock said in remarks to the Yale Divinity School in 2013. According to Warnock, Wright’s sermon was consistent with “Black prophetic preaching,” in which “preachers are expected, indeed encouraged to speak the truth, tell Pharaoh and tell it like it is with clarity, creativity and passion.”
About six months into President Obama’s first term, Wright blamed Jews for not letting him speak to the president.
“Them Jews ain’t going to let him talk to me,” Wright told the Daily Press of Newport News, Va. in June 2009. “They will not let him to talk to somebody who calls a spade what it is.”
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Loeffler earlier this week accused Warnock of defending Wright’s anti-Semitic comments, which Warnock denied.
“I know Reverend Wright. I’m not an anti-Semite, I’ve never defended anti-Semitic comments from anyone, and Kelly Loeffler knows better,” Warnock said in a Thursday appearance on MSNBC. “She is trying to engage in the same old Washington politics of division and distraction.”Source: news