Dozens of Georgia veterans join Democratic Senate candidate Rev. Rafael Warnock is being called out of the state’s run-out competition in January after his nearly a decade-old comment. “No one will be able to serve God and the army”Turned again.
Fox News has a list of more than four dozen Georgian veterans who are calling Warnock To suspend his campaign.
“Raphael Warnock’s comments about military men and women are despicable and false,” the veterans said in a statement. “Here in Georgia, true leaders boldly recognize the service and sacrifice of all who defend the independence of our country.”
He added: “It is sad to see that our military is more interested in insulting and condemning Raphael Warnock than in creating communities that support and protect him.”
“We stand together in urging Raphael Warnock to step down immediately, and we are grateful to those who honored his fellow men and women in uniform and to our Creator,” he said.
Meanwhile, Sense. Tom Cotton Ton, R-Arch., And Marsha Blackburn, R-Ten., Have also called on Warnercock to “withdraw” from the race.
Cote tweeted, “This is an insult to everyone who served.” “Raphael Warnock should be withdrawn.”
Blackburn also tweeted his views as “radical” and “anti-American” and said they were “disqualified.”
Blackburn tweeted that he should step down from #GASen.
The calls come after Wernerck, in a sermon he gave in April 1, 2011. “When truth meets power,“Churchgoers and the whole of America are called upon to move away from the pursuit of power and wealth in favor of a service life.
“America, no one can serve God and the military,” Warnock said at the time. “You cannot serve God and money. You cannot serve God and the rich at the same time. America, today you choose who you will serve. Choose this day. “
“Politicians try to maintain their power. Political parties lie to maintain their power. And church folk, yes, you also maneuver … to keep your power and Jesus says, it is not power. There is paranoia. ”
“Because when you get real power, you don’t worry about your place in the world. You know how to get advanced and you know how to stay away. You know how to sit high and you know how to sit low and you don’t worry about your place in the world because you are connected to something more than yourself and you worry more than yourself. “
“When you have real power, Jesus says put it down so that someone else has power. Unable to put themselves down on behalf of the powerless, ”Varnok added.
Varnnock, a leading civil rights advocate, has served as a senior pastor of the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta since 2005. The position was once held by Martin Luther King Jr.
Vernonck and Republican Sen. Kelly Loffler is embroiled in a massive election battle that will conclude with a run-off vote in January. This race will determine which candidate performs the rest of the retired sen. Johnny Isaacson’s term runs until 2022. The party needs to win the Georgia Senate election by a two-run margin to get a 0-50 tie in the upper house of Congress.
Lofler has slammed the content of his sermons on Vernonck since election day, arguing that he would support a radical agenda if his Democratic challenger takes office.
In a tweet on November 14, Lofler shared an October 2016 clip from a sermon in which Vernock said, “After Trump’s election victory over Hillary Clinton, the United States needs to repent for worshiping his whiteness.” Was out of context
In a tweet on Tuesday, Vernonck responded to references to Loffler’s repeated sermons in which he took aim at the senator’s stance on health care.
“I am just happy to be a senator KLoeffler Listening to my teachings. One of my favorite sermons is titled ‘Love Your Neighbor’. That means you won’t be able to get rid of your neighbor’s healthcare in the midst of an epidemic, “Varnok wrote.
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