This Pastor Had To Resign And Is Being Punished For Standing Up And Doing The Right Thing.
Reader this is a doggone shame. This young man, a descendant of Gen. Robert E. Lee tried to be a real, actual Christian and had to resign his post as the Pastor because the white people in his church were uncomfortable with him lifting up BLM, the Women's March, and Heather Heyer. He's 24. It was his FIRST call. And he'd only been there since June. (You can read it here)
“My name is Robert Lee IV, I’m a descendant of Robert E. Lee, the Civil War general whose statue was at the center of violence in Charlottesville. We have made my ancestor an idol of white supremacy, racism, and hate. As a pastor, it is my moral duty to speak out against racism, America’s original sin. "Today, I call on all of us with privilege and power to answer God’s call to confront racism and white supremacy head-on. We can find inspiration in the Black Lives Matter movement, the women who marched in the Women’s March in January, and, especially, Heather Heyer, who died fighting for her beliefs in Charlottesville.”
REV. ROBERT WRIGHT LEE IV STATEMENT ON LEAVING HIS CHURCH AFTER SPEAKING OUT AGAINST WHITE SUPREMACY AT MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS