In a 2017 video of a sermon he delivered in his Ebenezer Baptist Church, Rev. Raphael Warnock, one of two Democratic Party candidates for Senate in the upcoming Georgia runoffs, preached that he “came to dismantle the value system” of the American “empire.”
“I want you to hear me now, because most of Christian America is focused on two or three issues,” Warnock stated. And one of those issues is abortion, which Warnock the purported religious leader supports.
“Meanwhile, the Bible spends most of its time talking about how to treat the poor, the struggling, and the stranger,” he continued. “And so, don’t misinterpret what Jesus is saying. Jesus is saying you will always have the poor with you, not because God ordained it; not because it is what it is, and that’s the way it has to be. The poor are with you because of the evils and the excesses of the empire. And I came to dismantle the value system of the empire.”
Fact check: the U.S. is in no way an empire, and the poor in America are better off than the poor anywhere in the world precisely because of our capitalist “value system.” No other economic system — certainly not the socialism Warnock would like to implement — other than capitalism elevates people out of poverty.
“I already told you that I came to preach good news to the poor, to open the eyes of the blind, and to set the captives free, and to preach the year of the Lord’s freedom,” he went on. “In other words, I came to dismantle the value system of the empire. But here’s the problem: the religious folk who should be fighting with me against the empire are in cahoots with the empire.”
No, the problem is Warnock‘s value system, a corrupt, big-government, elitist Progressivism that suppresses freedom, dooms prosperous societies, and enriches demagogue hypocrites like Warnock.