Baptist Preacher Caught Yelling “White Power!” After Speaking at Trump Rally

Discussion in 'Politics' started by FryDaddyJr, Sep 24, 2020.

  1. FryDaddyJr

    FryDaddyJr Well-Known Member

    but they're good Christians ya know, stop being meanies

    On Saturday, in North Carolina, preacher Jesse Hursey spoke (in his personal capacity) during an Alamance County Trump rally. Speaking like any politician would, he told the crowd he was a Christian first and Republican second, to rousing applause, before encouraging the “silent majority” to vote for Donald Trump.

    Later that day, a bunch of pickup trucks littered with Trump signs and flags drove around the area, honking their horns and urging people to support Trump… but video of the event picked up something interesting:

    [Megan] Squire’s camera recorded a black pickup truck with Hursey at the wheel. The hat he wore earlier sits on the dashboard, along with his passenger’s orange sweater. Hursey lifted his right hand from the wheel, cupping his mouth as if to amplify his voice, the video shows. Then he yelled directly at Squire: “White power!”

    The most shocking thing about this story is that it’s not surprising at all. He’s a white independent Baptist preacher… who’s also a white supremacist. I mean… yeah, of course he is. As I’ve argued many times before, not all Trump supporters are racist, but none of them are bothered enough by his racism to withdraw their support. (But also a hell of a lot of his supporters are genuinely racist.)

    Don’t let anyone tell you Hursey isn’t really Christian, or that he doesn’t represent the party. Based on the video when he was speaking at the rally, everyone seemed to be right there with him up until the point when it became politically inconvenient for them to do so.

    Hursey is a moral monster. His church and his faith, whatever they might say about race on the surface, didn’t steer him away from advocating white supremacy. The problem right now is that his preferred political party is in power.

    Unless more North Carolinians vote against Trump, that’s not going to chang
  2. JoeNation

    JoeNation Patron Saint of Idiots

    Religious hypocrisy is nothing new. The only difference between the hypocrisy of the Republicans and the hypocrisy of these religious types is that the religious types have been doing it far longer than the Republicans but they both have it nailed down pretty well.
  3. Recusant

    Recusant Member

    The thing is, it really isn't hypocrisy. There is a long and quietly proud tradition of Christians that are at least complicit in racism, and sometimes are able to openly promote it. Preachers railed against the dreadful abolitionists, and they railed against despicable desegregation, and they railed against the horrible expansion of voting rights. Many of their descendants carry on where they left off.

    No lefty-liberal is going to tell them about what Jesus probably would have said. They know that Jesus is on their side.
  4. JohnHamilton

    JohnHamilton Well-Known Member

    Yes, why don’t we burn down a few churches while we are at, right Rembrandt? And while we at it, we can burn down the libraries too. One of your “heroes” tried to torch the Nashville Library last night.
    Last edited: Sep 25, 2020
  5. JoeNation

    JoeNation Patron Saint of Idiots

    I guess @JohnHamilton is a Baptist too. He certainly is a white supremacist.
  6. FryDaddyJr

    FryDaddyJr Well-Known Member

    there must be a reason why he's taking this so personally.
  7. Recusant

    Recusant Member

    I'm sure there's a significant collection of abolitionist medals that proves you guys wrong. :cool:

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