Trouble for the Prez: Pastor Who Gave Benediction At Obama’s Inauguration Says All White People Will Go To Purgatory


rev-joseph-lowery-obamaPastor Joseph Lowery, a civil rights movement hero who delivered the benediction at President Obama’s inauguration, said that he is shocked that any black Americans would stay home with Obama on the ballot and suggested that all or most white people would go to purgatory.

The local outlet paraphrases Lowery’s comments. “Lowery said that when he was a young militant, he used to say all white folks were going to —-,” the Monroe County Reporter (Ga.) says in covering a rally in Forsyth, Georgia. “Then he mellowed and just said most of them were. Now, he said, he is back to where he was.”

The local mayor, who attended the rally, rejected that statement from Lowery. “The Bible doesn’t say anything about white or black to go to heaven,” Mayor John Howard said. “I have great number of black and white friends. I’ve been in the military. I make friends with everybody. I’m too old for enemies.”

The 91-year-old Lowery worked with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and played a key role in various important moments in the civil rights movement, such as the march from Selma, Ala., to Montgomery, Ala. “Lowery was awarded the Medal of Freedom in 2009 by Obama and was elected earlier this year to lead the state’s delegation to the Democratic national convention,” the Georgia Tipsheet recalled.

He sees this election in explicitly racial terms. “I don’t know what kind of a n– wouldn’t vote with a black man running,” Lowery said, according to the Reporter. “All that he did with the stimulus was genius. Nobody intelligent would risk this country with Romney.”

Lowery’s benediction at Obama’s inauguration emphasized peaceful relations between all Americans. “And now, Lord, in the complex arena of human relations, help us to make choices on the side of love, not hate; on the side of inclusion, not exclusion; tolerance, not intolerance,” he prayed in 2009. “And as we leave this mountain top, help us to hold on to the spirit of fellowship and the oneness of our family.”


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  1. And why is this worse than the reverend who was obama’s pastor for 20 years? rev wright is cut from the same rotting cloth. Do we see a pattern here?

    If you don’t realize Obama hates you and your kind, you deserve what you end up with.

  2. Honestly, how much of a difference does it make who’s in office. Israel was pressured into giving away so much land under the republican rule.
    Bottom line, only Hashem can help us.

  3. Why is this a problem? Christian purgatory is the equivalent to gehinnom in Judaism. And most of us should expect some time there.

  4. shtoosvhevel, let’s just say I’m not enamored of this reverend but for the life of me, I heard him at the inauguration and I don’t remember hearing him say that.

    Honestly, he had a right to be there. This was a historic moment for the black people and he was part of the history of getting there. I don’t think vetting was needed for his inauguration appearance so I wouldn’t let this reflect on the president. There’s enough else that legitimately does.