Atlanta pastor Jamal Bryant on Sunday threw GOP Senate candidate Herschel Walker into a pit of fire during his blistering sermon on Sunday, ahead of next week’s midterm election.
Taking a page from evangelical pastors who ignore the separation between church and state, Bryant told the faithful at Newbirth Missionary Baptist what he thought about the former football player-turned-politician, and he didn’t hold back (see video below).
“Ladies and gentlemen, when the Republican Party of Georgia moved Herschel Walker from Texas to Georgia so that he could run for Senate, it’s because change was taken too fast in the post-Antebellum South,” the pastor said.
“The state had flipped blue and there are some principalities that were not prepared for a Black man and a Jewish man to go to the Senate at the exact same time,” he preached.
“They thought we was so slow, that we was so stupid, that we would elect the lowest caricature of a stereotypical, broken Black man,” he said.
“Since Herschel Walker was 16 years old, white men been telling him what to do, telling him what school to go to, where to live… where to pay for abortions, where to buy a gun, and you think they not gon’ tell him how to vote?”
Bryant then told his congregation that “in 2022, we don’t need a Walker, we need a runner. We need somebody to run and tell the truth about Jan. 6…. Georgia, I need you to know, the slave Negro y’all are used to don’t live here no more. We can think for ourselves, function for ourselves, and vote for ourselves!”
Watch the video below:
Polls are showing in Georgia Herschel Walker has a slight lead over Raphael Warnock. The reaction from some in the Black community in Georgia and across the country is notable. @jamalhbryant is just one of the notable reactions. pic.twitter.com/DoETokbxlH
— AprilDRyan (@AprilDRyan) October 31, 2022