This is an excerpt from the chapter entitled "Pastor Raphael Warnock":
I have never met Ralphael Warnock and had never heard him speak before listening to the eulogy he gave for Rayshard Brooks. The disparity between who the Republicans portrayed him to be and who he actually appeared to be was so compelling that I had to add a chapter to this book. It’s not just about the Republican Party’s characterization of a Democratic opponent as a “member of the radical left.” That’s been a consistent tactic from President Trump’s campaign on down.
What made Pastor Warnock’s story so compelling was two-fold. First, the irony that the party of the ‘religious right’ would “mobilize the GOP” and run “attack” ads on a Christian pastor. The second most compelling aspect was Pastor Warnock’s historical tie to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the fact that he presides over Dr. King’s church.
It is telling that in 2020 a born-again Christian pastor who opposes racism finds himself in opposition to the Republican party, which enjoys the staunch support of mostly white evangelical Christians.
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