Georgia is heading into a major runoff election that will choose two United States senators, and decide control of the upper chamber of Congress. Running against current incumbent Republican Sen. Kelly Loeffler is running against Democratic challenger, Raphael Warnock. Warnock is a pastor at the Ebenezer Baptist Church who told churchgoers in 2016 that America needs to “repent for the worship of whiteness.”
The Washington Free Beacon reports:
A full version of Warnock’s remarks can be found here. The Warnock campaign did not respond to a request for comment. While Trump’s support among white men eroded in the 2020 presidential race, he gained ground with African-Americans and Hispanics.
The senior pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church, Warnock is now locked in a tight Senate race against Republican incumbent Kelly Loeffler. He is already under fire for a bevy of his previous statements, from calling Israel an “oppressive regime” to his defense of the anti-Semitic Rev. Jeremiah Wright. He is also come under scrutiny for praising his religious mentor, Dr. James Cone, who argued that white Christians practice the “theology of the Antichrist” and described whites as “satanic.”
In the same sermon, Warnock also argued for raising the minimum wage, telling the audience that refusing to do so while demanding Americans work is dehumanizing. “Whenever we refuse to raise the minimum wage while demanding that people ought to work, we are saying, ‘I can do with them whatever I want,'” he said.
That’s what makes Warnock the Ass of the Week.