January 16th, 2018 17:51 EST
Rev. Maurice Watson Denounces Trump's Racist Comments with Red-faced Mike Pence in Pews
"A Maryland pastor on Sunday denounced President Trumps s---hole countries comment before God, his congregation and Vice President Pence.
Worshipers at the Metropolitan Baptist Church in Largo, Md., said the vice president grew visibly red-faced as the Rev. Maurice Watson called Trump out for his vulgar comments last week about Haiti and several African nations.
`I stand today as your pastor to vehemently denounce and reject any such characterizations of the nations of Africa and of our brothers and sisters in Haiti,` Watson told his congregation as Pence looked on.
`And I further say: Whoever made such a statement, whoever used such a visceral, disrespectful, dehumanizing adjective to characterize the nations of Africa, whoever said it, is wrong. And they ought to be held accountable.`"
New York Daily News
Sometimes a Christian pastor is required to minister to the least among us with the compassion and humility of Jesus Christ, and sometimes he`s called upon to speak truth to power with the vehemence and thunder of an Old Testament prophet.
If Vice President wanted to bask in the praise of like-minded evangelicals in the aftermath of Donald Trump`s blatantly racist shithole comment, he should have visited a white evangelical church.
White evangelical churches have a long history of not just tolerating racism, but practicing racism, and a racist charlatan like Trump is as welcome as a snake oil televangelist.
Mike Pence made the mistake of attending a black evangelical church shortly after his boss uttered his toxic comments, and the pastor was duty-bound to vehemently denounce the president`s racist rhetoric.
Pence`s huge Bible was no shield for the minister`s words of condemnation, and his face was red with fury and humiliation.
Sunday night Pence probably commensurated with Trump`s evangelical advisory council in a presidential circle jerk.
If only the Rev. Maurice Watson was granted an audience with Trump!
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