What does it say about the change in traditional American values when a candidate for the United States Senate calls for somebody to “open up the jail cells” and wants the creation of a “new and militant church.” Those are the words of one of the Democrat candidates in the Georgia runoff race for the U.S. Senate.
“Georgia Senate Democrat candidate Raphael Warnock in 2019 called for the mass release of prisoners, saying, “Somebody’s got to open up the jails and let our children go.” In 2013, Warnock called for the creation of a “militant church,” according to Breitbart.
“‘It’s not enough to decriminalize marijuana; somebody’s got to open up the jail cells and let our children go,’ Warnock said during a “Let My People Go: Ending Mass Incarceration” conference at Ebenezer Baptist Church in June last year. [emphasis added]
“Warnock also called for the restoration of communities he claimed were negatively affected by the war on drugs. The Georgia Democrat also described incarceration as an immoral form of “human bondage.”
“‘Every form of human bondage injures the soul of the oppressed. Inflates the self-understanding of the oppressor. And insults the Sovereignty of God,’ he added.
“Warnock hopes to unseat Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) during the Georgia Senate runoffs in January.
“Warnock’s comment also mirrors his remarks in November 2013 when he gave a keynote speech at a “Rights and Religions” symposium held at the Union Theological Institute. Warnock gave a speech, “Black Theology, the Black Church and America’s Prison Industrial Complex.”
“Warnock charged during the keynote speech that if “black theology and the black church” will not support “dismantling the prison industrial complex,” then “both deserve to die.” [emphasis added]
“He then called for creating a “new and militant church, preaching deliverance to the captives.” [emphasis added]
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Rev. Raphael Warnock, the Democrat candidate for Georgia’s U.S. Senate runoff race, said in a speech in 2016 that “America needs to repent for its worship of whiteness.” https://t.co/vEYLAxgOKa
— Breitbart News (@BreitbartNews) November 14, 2020