Pence Reportedly Gets ‘Visibly Red-Faced’ at Church Service When Pastor Denounces Trump
I stand today as your Pastor to vehemently denounce and reject such characterizations of the nations of Africa and our brothers and sisters in Haiti.
Posted by Metropolitan Baptist Church on Sunday, January 14, 2018
Vice President Mike Pence attended a Maryland church service on Sunday morning where the pastor chastised President Donald Trump as part of his sermon.
Trump, as you very well know, has come under fire for an Oval Office meeting in which he is alleged to have referred to El Salvador, Haiti and African nations as “shithole countries.”
Pence was reportedly turning “visibly red-faced” during the sermon, according to onlookers who spoke to WUSA9.
Pastor Dr. Maurice Watson did not mince words as he discussed the president’s alleged remarks.
“I stand today as your pastor to vehemently denounce and reject any such characterizations of the nations of Africa and of our brothers and sisters in Haiti,” he said, going on to call the comments “hurtful” and “dehumanizing.”
The pastor added, “There are members of this church who are from Africa, who are from Haiti. They call me pastor.”
Dr. Watson also called out the idea that America should welcome immigrants from Norway rather than from African nations.
“A statement was made that we ought to welcome people from Norway more than we welcome people from Haiti,” he said.
“Whoever made such a statement, and whoever used such a visceral, disrespectful, dehumanizing adjective to characterize the nations of Africa, whoever — do you hear me, Church? —whoever said it is wrong, and they ought to be held accountable.”
The Metropolitan Baptist Church was founded in 1864, just one year after President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation.
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