In comments to Fox News on Tuesday, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said that he is disturbed by the contents of Raphael Warnock’s old sermons, warning that the Georgia Democrat is one of the most extreme candidates ever offered up by the party.
“He is the most radical major party candidate for the Senate, I think ever in American history,” Gingrich said. “He’s said you can’t be in the military and serve God. He’s described the police as thugs and gang members and says they’re an active danger to children. And that’s without getting into his theology and the people he admires who believe deeply in an anti-white theology. I think the more people that realize that Warnock is this radical the more trouble he’s in.”
Warnock’s opponents have been digging deeply into his history of preaching divisiveness and hate from the pulpit over the course of his career, arguing that his stances are anti-American and contrary to the values we hold dear as a country. Critics were particularly outraged by a 2011 sermon in which Warnock argued that there is no way to serve both God and the U.S. military.
“America, nobody can serve God and the military,” Warnock said at the time. “You can’t serve God and money. You cannot serve God and mammon at the same time. America, choose ye this day who you will serve. Choose ye this day.”
But if you want to serve God and abort babies? That’s fine. Serve God and mutilate yourself for the purposes of changing genders? Sure, why not! Serve God and throw Molotov cocktails at the police? You betcha. But serve God and the military? Surely not.
This is the best the Democratic Party could do in Georgia? And Republicans are actually worried about losing to this freak?
“I’m the daughter and granddaughter of veterans, and proud to serve on the VA Committee,” said his opponent, Sen. Kelly Loeffler. “This is despicable, disgusting, and wrong. You owe our active military and veterans – who sacrifice so much for our country – an immediate apology.”
Warnock’s campaign hit back, insisting that Loeffler was taking Warnock’s sermon out of context.
“Reverend Warnock was speaking about the need to commit to moral life before pursuing other priorities,” said his communications director. “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. Given her own decision to spend her first days in the U.S. Senate profiting off the pandemic, perhaps she should watch the sermon more closely.”
This is an easy choice, Georgia voters. Don’t let the country down. (Again).