Ebenezer Baptist Church Senior Pastor Raphael Warnock attacked Newt Gingrich from the pulpit on MLK Day. (11 Alive)

Once again, liberals used Martin Luther King Jr. Day to attack Republicans from the pulpit this year.
North Jersey.com reported, via Free Republic:

Politics loomed large over the ceremonies held Monday, the federal holiday marking what would’ve been the 83rd birthday of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., as black clergy, elected officials and others tied King’s legacy to the 2012 presidential election.

They urged African-Americans to re-elect President Barack Obama, and condemned voter identification laws they warned are meant to suppress black voter turnout in November.

At Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, where King preached from 1960 until his death in 1968, the Rev. Raphael G. Warnock accused GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich of using racial stereotypes to fire up Republican voters. On the campaign trail, Gingrich has referred to President Barack Obama as “the food stamp president” and earlier this month suggested that African-Americans seek paychecks instead of public assistance.

Warnock called Gingrich’s comments “sickening and insulting.”

“Mr. Gingrich, we know what work ethic is,” Warnock said. “We arrived on these shores on a jobs program. You’re a historian, you remember.”

Monday’s ceremony was the 44th annual commemorative service honoring King, who would have turned 83 on Sunday. The service was presided over by his only living sibling, Christine King Farris.

 

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  1. Shouldn’t the IRS and the Gov’t swoop in and pull their tax free status, like they threatened Catholic churches before the last Presidential election? Oh wait those Baptist Churches are acting as Dem mouthpieces therefore it is ok to express political opinion from the pulpit. mpw

  2. “rev” warnock arrived on the shores on a jobs program?
    I think not.
    For the record, I am not a historian, but I am quite sure that the “rev” doesn’t predate the ban on slave importation. In fact, I doubt the “rev” is less than several generations removed from those who were.
    He “rev”, why don’t you loose the victim status, there are not many ethnicities that cannot point to their forebearers being enslaved at some point in history. You would do well to not continue to enslave your congregation with a poisonous ideology.
    Why is it that if my church did this sort of thing, it would likely be investigated by the irs and have its tax exempt status yanked?
    It makes me wonder if many of these supposed churches are not political action groups calling themselves churches in order to obtain a tax exempt status.

  3. Non’t let facts get in your way, you liberal POS.

  4. Their tax exempt status should immediately be taken away! This is ridiculous, if this were a conservative doing the same thing all help would break loose in the media. I often wondered why, if a congregation could afford the taxes why wouldn’t they just pay them and remove the muzzle from their preacher’s mouth?

  5. “We arrived on these shores on a jobs program…”
    —————–

    If I were speaking of my ancestors, I wouldn’t use the word “we”.

    Sad that these black democrats are always viewing themselves as victims of slavery. I wonder how many got part of the Pigford reparations pie but were never farmers?

  6. #6 January 17, 2012 at 8:02 am
    KR commented:

    ‘ “We arrived on these shores on a jobs program…”
    —————–

    If I were speaking of my ancestors, I wouldn’t use the word “we”.

    Sad that these black democrats are always viewing themselves as victims of slavery. I wonder how many got part of the Pigford reparations pie but were never farmers?’

    I wonder how many of them lived their lives as slaves…

  7. Doesn’t Newt now get “equal time” at that pulpit?

  8. “Mr. Gingrich, we know what work ethic is,” Warnock said. “We arrived on these shores on a jobs program. You’re a historian, you remember…..”

    continuing:

    “and now we sit on our asses and do nothing.”

  9. This is what change looks like.
    We have state controlled media. (How would it be different if the DNC actually had editorial control)
    We have state controlled churches. (How would it be different if the DNC actually had editorial control)

  10. I say it’s time we yank the tax exempt status of ANY church that can be shown to be politically involved. Churches have the captive eyes and ears of far too many people to be allowed to bash or support candidates and still call themselves a “non-profit” organization. Crossing the line between preaching and politics should carry a stiff financial penalty because the temptation for individuals to advance their own particular political ideology under the guise of “preaching” is just too great.

  11. The IRS is one of Obama’s tools. No one is going after one of “our” people.

  12. The good and decent American people will be forever harnessed by the poverty pimps for the sins of people that lived generations ago. The price will never, ever be paid in full. The industry of Jesse Jacksons and Al Sharptons is alive and well. There’s simply no answer that will be adequate for them because it’s too big a business.

  13. “We arrived on these shores on a jobs program. You’re a historian, you remember.”

    Your ancestor’s arrived courtesy of black African slavers. Once again being pimped by a black for your vote.

  14. The African-American culture’s use of the religious pulpit for political purposes has been around since the days of Marting Luther King. Of course, Dr. King pursued a non-violent path that his successors seem to ignore.

    Now, if the so-called ‘leadership’ actually practiced the Gospel, did not shakedown companies, cause riots that led to others being killed, etc, etc. Why stop now?

  15. Again, some blacks hear what they want to hear and so happy for a black president that they take words of other out of context.

    Gingrich knows his history and is a very intelligent man and those who like him, and may I say some are blacks understand that there needs to be change in our Welfare system and a change in handing out money for slackers to live on.

    Work programs have worked here. Gingrich’s Ideas are nothing new, he can make them national if he becomes president. Even Obama could but he wishes to spend us into a nation of needy and helpless, I suppose.

    So, if these liberals are true liberals working for a re-election of the same on holding down those who are depending on government and they spread their propaganda, America will never change.

  16. These guys are happy with the Obama’s union goons forcing the Boeing Dreamliner jobs going to Washington State (3.7% Black) ……..instead of South Carolina, in Charleston County (34.5% Black).

    But they’re “lookin’ out for black folk.”

    Yeah, right.

  17. Another racist democrat…Nothing new. Revoke tax status. Put the man on every news tv program and call him whaty he is a bigot, a race hustling predator who is enslaving his people in stupidity and governement dependence

    How do the vast majority of blacks not see they are being screwed.

  18. I figured it would be all white conservative Christians there, since we all know MLK was one with today’s conservative base, just as Beck.



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