One top Democrat is about to lose his job over what he said about the military
Democrats claim they are the party that supports the troops.
That lie just collapsed.
And now this top Democrat is about to lose his job over what he said about the military.
Reverend Raphael Warnock is one of the two Democrats trying to oust Republicans in Georgia Senate runoff races scheduled for January 5.
Warnock largely escaped the all-party primary unscathed because Republican incumbent Kelly Loeffler’s attention was wholly devoted to fending off a challenge on her right from Congressman Doug Collins.
But now that it is a binary choice between a Republican and a Democrat, Warnock’s racist and controversial past is coming to light.
A 2011 video of Warnock delivering a sermon where Warnock told his congregation that you cannot serve Jesus and the United States military went viral on social media.
“You can’t serve God and money. You cannot serve God and mammon at the same time. America, choose ye this day whom you will serve. Choose ye this day,” Warnock said at the time.
Arkansas Republican Tom Cotton who is an Iraq War veteran blasted Warnock’s comments and demanded he drop out of the race.
“This is an insult to everyone who served. Raphael Warnock should withdraw,” Cotton posted on social media.
Warnock’s campaign falsely claimed the Reverend was merely citing scripture about not being able to serve two masters.
“Reverend Warnock was speaking about the need to commit to moral life before pursuing other priorities,” a campaign spokesman told Fox News. “As the video of the congregation’s response makes clear, this is another blatant effort by Kelly Loeffler to take Reverend Warnock’s words completely out of context.”
While Christians are familiar with Matthew 6:24 about not being able to serve God and mammon, that teaching from Jesus referred to a false object of worship, which is sometimes symbolized by the Golden Calf.
The United States military is not a false object of worship.
And Warnock’s campaign contending that the United States military is a blasphemous object of worship is only compounding Warnock’s political problems.