Now that the runoff election between Raphael Warnock, one of Georgia’s incumbent Democrat senators, and his GOP challenger, Herschel Walker, is heating up, more scrutiny is being applied to Warnock and his past, particularly his past involvement with New York pastor named Rev. Calvin O. Butts and Butts’ church, Abyssinian Baptist Church in New York City, as that reverend and church hosted a professor known for his black supremacist views.
Such is what Fox News Digital recently reported, saying that Warnock worked at that church for 10 years and that during his time there “it repeatedly hosted a former New York City professor who was ousted over antisemitic and black supremacist teachings.”
Continuing its report on Warnock’s past connections to the black supremacist professor, Fox News Digital added that:
“From 1991 to 2001, Warnock served as youth pastor for six years and then assistant pastor for four years under Rev. Calvin O. Butts at Abyssinian Baptist Church in New York City, several years before he went on to lead the same Atlanta church where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a pastor. From 1991 to 1998, Butts’ Abyssinian church hosted Leonard Jeffries as a speaker at least three times. Leonard Jeffries is the uncle of Democratic Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, who is poised to succeed Nancy Pelosi as the next Democratic leader in the House. The congressman said in 2013 that he remained close with his uncle but disagreed with his theories.”
Just the News added more details to the connection between Abyssinian Baptist Church, Warnock’s workplace, and the black supremacist professor, along with what his views were at the time, reporting that:
Jeffries first spoke at the church in October 1991, while he was fighting to keep his position as chairman of the black studies department at City College of the City University of New York (CUNY) after a succession of anti-Semitic and racist remarks, including blaming Jewish people for the transatlantic slave trade and claiming that black people are superior to white people due to higher levels of melanin.
[…]According to the report, written by Kenneth S. Stern, Jefferies “preaches Jew-hatred like a religion” and has copied a lot of his anti-Semitism from Rev. Louis Farrakhan.
“Dr. Jeffries points to a real problem when he speaks about the stereotypes of African Americans produced in Hollywood,” Stern acknowleged. “But he has copied the anti-Semitism of Louis Farrakhan, Gerald K. Smith and Legrand Clegg. Rather than point to the cultural and political aspects of racism in 20th century American society, he prefers a conspiracy theory,” namely “‘the Jews control the media’ canard” derived from “The Protocols of the Elders of Zion,” the notorious anti-Semitic forgery outlining a purported Jewish plot to achieve world domination.
In fact, Jeffries’ arguments about both whites and Jews were so shocking that even the ADL, a far-left organization now known for its attacks on Elon Musk’s Twitter, attacked Jeffries in 2017, saying:
“Leonard Jeffries, the former head of the Black Studies Department at the City College of CUNY, and a professor there since 1972, has espoused racist and anti-Semitic views and theories since at least the early 1980s, when his comments – made while he was department head – began to attract public attention.”
“In the spring of 1988, a white student wrote an account in the student newspaper of his experiences in Jeffries’ class, Black Studies 101. The student recounted numerous times when Jeffries constructed large parts of his class around anti-white arguments.”
So that’s the guy that Warnock is connected to through his time at the Abyssinian Baptist Church, a connection that could make him even less likeable to Georgia voters.
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