Wednesday, November 2nd, 2022
ATLANTA – Today, Team Herschel released the following statement after a new report from the Washington Free Beacon that at a voter outreach event on Saturday, Senator Raphael Warnock’s church featured a fiery sermon from a reverend who denounced evangelical Christianity as the ‘ideological basis’ for slavery and white supremacy.
“The Ebenezer Baptist Church, where Warnock serves as senior pastor, hosted a ‘Super Voter Saturday’ panel discussion last weekend and aired a pre-taped 2020 sermon by Rev. Billy Honor. The event took place just a few days before voters will head to the polls in Georgia, which has one of the largest evangelical Christian populations in the United States.
“‘There is nothing about evangelical white Christianity that would make you think it values black lives,’ said Honor in the 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.'”
“Honor added 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.'”
“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,” said Herschel Walker. “America is a beautiful country full of great people. The people of Georgia are good and loving. Their politics of division and hate have gone too far, and I won’t let them get away with it. I’m going to fight for our state and our country. Love is stronger than hate, and with God’s help, we will defeat them and prove that grace and hope is more powerful than their lies and division.”