The Rev. Raphael Warnock will join his fellow Democrat candidate for Georgia’s US Senate seats, Jon Ossoff, at an event that will also feature a devotee of Louis Farrakhan.
Warnock and Ossoff are scheduled to appear Sunday with Dr. David E. Marion, chairman of the Howard University’s National Pan-Hellenic Council of Presidents. Last year Marion presented Farrakhan with an honorary membership into his Omega Psi Phi Fraternity.
Both candidates are coming off a fundraising event to their benefit, hosted by the anti-Semitic organization CAIR and headlined the race-baiting, anti-Israel trio US Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), Ilhan Omar (D-MN), and Linda Sarsour.
Farrakhan is the leader of the Nation of Islam, an organization that the Southern Poverty Law Center describes as embracing a “theology of innate black superiority over whites” and notes that Farrakhan’s “deeply racist, anti-Semitic, and anti-LGBT rhetoric” deserves a “prominent position in the ranks of organized hate.”
“Thank you to my brothers of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. for presenting me with an Honorary Membership,” Farrakhan tweeted after receiving his honorary membership. “As long as we live, let’s strive for those fundamental principles that make an Omega Man a man after God.”
— Bo Snerdley (@BoSnerdley) December 19, 2020
Ossoff has been so far relatively unscathed by issue of anti-Semitism. Warnock, on the other hand, is a practitioner of Black Liberation Theology. His mentor at the Union Theological Seminar in New York, Dr. James Hal Cone – who has called for the “destruction of everything White,” is widely considered the “father” of Black Liberation Theology.
In his 1970 book, A Black Theology of Liberation, Cone wrote, “There will be no peace in America until white people begin to hate their whiteness, asking from the depths of their being: ‘How can we become black?’”
Warnock has also praised the Rev. Jeremiah Wright – also a Black Liberation Theologian and the ex-pastor to former-President Barack Obama – and defended him after his “God Damn America” speech in 2008.
Ossoff and Warnock’s appearance at this event can leave little doubt that any talk they advance about unity and healing the racial divide is little more than lip-service meant to capture votes on January 5, 2021, and little else.