Media Ignore Raphael Warnock’s Racial Radicalism
He is senior pastor at EBC, the “spiritual home of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.” Like King, Rev. Warnock has trouble with women; his wife says he assaulted her. Rev. Warnock is said to have interfered with a child abuse investigation.
Less serious accusations have destroyed white preachers. Jerry Falwell, Jr. left Liberty University amid accusations of adultery. Ted Haggard and Jim Bakker’s careers ended after sexual sins were revealed. Jesse Jackson lost no influence after his own affair and illegitimate child were exposed. Mark Discoll left the church he founded after accusations of plagiarism, and nothing as blatant as King’s.
Journalists attack conservative politicians with ties to pastors they call “extreme.” Reverend Wright is a moderate compared to Dr. James Cone, whom Rev. Warnock called his “mentor.” Dr. Cone praised “the willingness of black church people to think about the total reconstruction of society along the lines of democratic socialism.” His advice to blacks: “If God is white, kill God.” For whites: “There will be no peace in America until white people begin to hate their whiteness, asking from the depths of their being: ‘How can we become black?’” (Perhaps Rachel Dolezal was a disciple.) Another quote from his book: “We have reached our limit of tolerance, and if it means death with dignity or life with humiliation, we will choose the former. And if that is the choice, we will take some honkies with us.”
What’s the end goal? “[T]he destruction of everything white, so that blacks can be liberated from alien gods.” [emphasis in the original]. If hate speech means anything, this is it. Senator Kelly Loeffler ran an ad suggesting Rev. Warnock was part of this radical tradition. Corporate media defended the “Black church” against Senator Kelly Loeffler’s “attack.”