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Civil Rights Leader To Rick Warren: I Must Assume You Do Not Care About Religion-Based Bigotry

Jim Burroway

January 17th, 2009

As a medical student in Nashville from 1957 to 1961, Rodney Powell became a student protest leader in the African-American civil rights movement. Since then, Dr. Powell has continued his activism in support of African-Americans and LGBT Americans.

In this video, Dr. Powell find it “astounding” that Rev. Rick Warren was invited to deliver the keynote address on Sunday at a Martin Luther King Jr. celebration service at King’s Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta: “Mr. Warren, I do not believe that Dr. King would find your spiritual leadership unifying, and I’m certain he would not find it part of his vision for America as a beloved community. … Your pastoral leadership would not please Dr. King, and it certainly does not honor him.”

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Rodney Powell serves on the board of directors of Faith In America.



Timothy (TRiG)
January 17th, 2009 | LINK

He has a way with words, hasn’t he? I suppose such befits a civil rights leader.


January 17th, 2009 | LINK

A wonderful video that he did not have to make. I am reminded of a famous speech by Barbara Jordan in which she called upon educated individuals to take up their leadership responsibilities in troubled times like these. He is a trained physician and has seen the worry and heartache caused by such bigotry to young people who so often must make the journey on their own. I am sure he is highly respected in his community. Many people will listen to what he has to say. God Bless him and THANK YOU DR POWELL.

January 19th, 2009 | LINK

Now that we know that Warren has actively promoted the spread of HIV in Africa and that Warren has called on his flock to emulate Hitler’s Brownshirts, people need to take the threat Warren poses to this country seriously.

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