Fr. Paul Graney of the Church of the Divine in Dearborn has received backlash after he used his sermon to attack the Black Lives Matter movement.
According to The Kansas City Star, the church apologized after Graney compared BLM protestors to the terrorists that attacked the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.
Graney said that some Americans are “wanting to remake America into something else by destroying what it is today” in a comparison with al-Qaeda, adding that BLM is “working against the traditional family structure.”
According to Graney, BLM has America is its “crosshairs.”
“Al-Qaeda’s goal was to come to the United States and kill Americans. Really just wanted to wipe America off the map. And they would’ve done it if they could,” he said. “But today, those who we see wanting to bring down America are Americans and they want to do it under the facade of justice, freedom and love. But it is all a big bunch of baloney. It’s anti-Christian. It’s anti-family. It’s evil.”
You can see Graney’s remarks below: