Report: Rev. Joseph Lowery Says He Thinks All Whites Are Going to Hell | Video
The reverend who delivered the benediction at President Barack Obama’s 2009 inauguration said Saturday he believes all white people are going to hell, according to a local Georgia newspaper.
Rev. Joseph Lowery, the civil rights icon who co-founded the Southern Christian Leadership Conference with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., said during a rally at St. James Baptist Church in Forsyth, Ga. that he’s arrived back at the same view he held as a “young militant,” according to 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.
The Reporter paraphrased Lowery’s comments and did not provide a direct quote relating to those remarks. It should be noted that the reverend appeared to be using hyperbole to drive a point home, not stating a factual theological conclusion. That being said, the statement is still extremely controversial and divisive.
TheBlaze contacted St. James Baptist Church for clarification on Lowery’s comments. Pastor Antonio Proctor told TheBlaze that he did in fact speak at the church but said Lowery should be the one to provide clarity to his comments, not the church.
Attempts by TheBlaze to contact Lowery were unsuccessful.
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Posted on October 31, 2012, in Black Racism, Race Baiting, Race Relations, Racism and tagged Baptist, Barack Obama, Georgia, Joseph Lowery, Lowery, Martin Luther King Jr, Southern Christian Leadership Conference, TheBlaze.com, United States. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a Comment.