Black Clergy Rising, Ebenezer Pastor Arrested During Capitol Protest


Reader THANKS TO PASTORS like Rev. Raphael Warnock and Rev. Cynthia L. Hale who are not afraid to take a stand on the issues that affect the communities they serve in. It is problematic when you look at the social media pages of some of these high influence pastors and churches who are dead silent on this proposed budget, having church as usual.

The Rev. Raphael G. Warnock was among several pastors arrested in Washington, D.C. during a protest against the proposed budget and efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.
A photo shows Warnock, senior pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church, was escorted out of the building in handcuffs by Capitol police.
Spokeswoman Tenisha Bell said Warnock and other faith leaders were singing and praying in the Russell Senate Office building. 
Warnock and the Rev. Cynthia L. Hale, senior pastor of Ray of Hope Christian Church, were among a group of pastors who went to Washington to highlight the cuts in President Donald Trump's budget that would adversely affect black communities, including proposed decreases in funding for education and civil rights programs. 

"This budget, which slashes programs for those who need it the most in order to provide a tax cut to those who need it the least, suggests that there is a spiritual sickness in the body politics," Warnock said.
Likewise, Trump proposed zeroing out federal support for legal aid, which the White House said would put more control in local hands. 

After his arrest, Warnock released the following statement.
As a pastor, I believe that the national budget is not just a fiscal document, but a moral document.  It reflects what we believe and who we are for one another. And if this mean spirited budget were an EKG, it would indicate that America has a heart condition. The government is taking student aid, job training and medicine from those who need it most in order to give a tax cut to those who need it least.


  1. Miss Ann,

    Times are truly getting harder by the day for the ordinary folk! (Especially under the current administration) But the pastors should know that governments do not care for the wellbeing of the citizens.

    "For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil..." (Romans 13:3).

    Apologies! (In advance)

    This is in response to the "Awesome" Stevenson III's sermon post.

    Have you noticed that over time, the Dr. has had several hairstyles? And they keep getting crazier! Is he trying to keep up with the times or is he going through a transition of sorts?

    IJA (I'm Just Asking)

    1. Spot on Shepherd! When you don't know how to use the pulpit to preach the real TRUTH of the Gospel, you'll seek a stage to act out in the flesh a social gospel. The passage you quote in Romans is perfect, powerful and practical in TRUTH. Folks here along with these protesting ministers really need to understand its meaning.

    2. Matthew 22:21 Jesus said "Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar's; and to God the things that are God's."

      Romans 13:1 "Let every person be in subjection to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God and those which exist are established by God."

  2. Was times any EASIER under the last and several other previous President's?? (IJA). Well, I'll give you MY Discernment......NO!

  3. Hey Anonymous, do you apply your same comments to Dr. King? He was a pastor while he fought for civil rights.

    1. Just because Dr. King did it, doesn't make it RIGHT! Jesus who made Dr. King was NEVER interested in OVERTHROWING any wicked political system. I'd choose Jesus over the great Dr. any day. It's said about Dr. King, he denies the virgin birth, one of the most fundamental TRUTHS of Christianity. many will say LORD LORD, but the LORD will say Depart from me I know YOU not. Don't let those words be said to YOU Derrick Davis.

  4. Well, I don't fight for civil rights, I fight for Righteousness from the Word of God that includes ALL People. Check your Bible.


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