(Cross post from HatCityBLOG)
In honor of Georgia Democratic Senate candidate Reverend Raphael Warnock, here’s a write-up I did thirteen years ago when he paid a visit to Danbury.
In Oct. 2007, news reports detailing elected officials forwarding emails that mocked and ridiculed the immigrant community made headlines across the state; during that month, Rev. Warnock was the keynote speaker at the Danbury NAACP Freedom Fund dinner and had a word or two to say about the scandal in the city…
(posted Oct 27 2007)
The circulation of racist emails by elected officials was the topic of conversation at last night’s Greater Danbury NAACP Freedom Fund Dinner.
The event’s keynote speaker was no other than Rev. Dr. Raphael G. Warnock, pastor of the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta GA and lets just say that he had a thing or two to say about the current state of affairs in Danbury.
As pastor of the same church that civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. preached his ministry of nonviolence during 60’s civil rights movement, Rev. Warnock captivated the packed audience as he chastised the elected officials involved in the racist email scandal, and join the chorus of residents, religious groups, politicians, and organizations who demand that those involved issue a public apology.
The reaction from the audience to Rev. Warnock sharp rebuke of the the city’s handling of the matter should erase any thought in people’s minds that outrage over the emails is going to dissipate any time soon.