Thursday, July 30, 2015

No African American Church is Sacred to Confederate Flag Lovers

If Confederate flag lovers would leave flags on the grounds of iconic and historic Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, so significant to the Civil Rights movement, then nothing is sacred to them. Two white men were caught on surveillance cameras placing the flags on the property. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. preached at the church.

The Rev. Raphael Warnock, senior pastor at Ebenezer Baptist Church, called placing the flags on church grounds a "terroristic threat."

"This act by a cowardly and misguided individual or individuals is provocative to say the least. It ought to get the attention not only of black people but of freedom-loving people," he said. "To place Confederate flags on the campus of Ebenezer Baptist Church after this horrific act in Charleston, in the wake of all this happening in our country, whatever the message was, it was clearly not about heritage, it was about hate."