[A so-called pastor condemns millions of people based on the color of their skin? Now THAT is real stupidity, and just the sort of damnable mendacity that surrounds the Obama administration… ]
‘All white folks are going to hell’: Explosive cry of civil rights icon Reverend Joseph Lowery at rally for Obama (who invited him to give benediction at President’s inauguration)
A civil rights icon who gave the benediction at President Obama’s inauguration said that he believed ‘all white people were going to hell’.
The Reverend Joseph Lowery, 91, was speaking at a rally in Georgia.
According to an account in the Monroe County Reporter: ‘Lowery said that when he was a young militant, he used to say all white folks were going to hell.
‘Then he mellowed and just said most of them were. Now, he said, he is back to where he was.’
He was also quoted as telling an audience at the St James Baptist Church in Forsyth, Georgia: ‘I don’t know what kind of a n***er wouldn’t vote with a black man running he also told according to the paper.
Lowery told the Daily Caller that he didn’t remember making the n-word comment. ‘I never said that, I don’t remember saying that.’
He was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2009 by President Obama.