Let’s not forget, Virginia is ruled by a liberally-excused governor who admitted and then denied being photographed in blackface and an attorney general who’s also been excused by the Democrat left for also wearing blackface. The collective empathy for the racist legacy of the Democrat Party is on daily display by the commonwealth’s tolerance of individuals who’d have been run out of town had they not been Democrats.
Most black Democrats know their place and act accordingly, and that also includes the clergy. So, when a so-called “conservative” pastor was invited to offer the morning prayer before the regular session of the Virginia House of Delegates, liberal Democrats clearly expected him to give an authorized invocation sympathetic to their politics.
Things didn’t go as planned….
Check out the following video, including a standing ovation for Del. Luke Torian, who forcefully denounced an anti-LGBT, anti-abortion prayer delivered this morning by a pastor.
The hypocritical outrage from the tolerant intolerants was predictable.
The ideological tension boiled over into Tuesday’s invocation in the House, where the Rev. Robert M. Grant Jr. of the Father’s Way Church in Warrenton gave a prayer that railed against abortion and same-sex marriage, prompting most of the Democratic caucus to walk out. Even a few Republicans retreated to the rear of the chamber.
“There is a time and a place for everything,” Del. Matt Fariss (R-Campbell) said afterward. “This is a time we need to work together and not be divisive.”
— Washington Post, 2/11/20
It must suck to have an event hijacked by someone who doesn’t agree with those present.
“Is this a prayer or a sermon?,” a delegate yelled from the Democratic side of the chamber as the prayer turned increasingly political. Democrats were sharply critical of the prayer’s tone, calling it a breach of the normal protocols for guest clergy. The pastor had been invited by Del. Michael Webert, R-Fauquier. Speaking to reporters afterward, Grant stood by his remarks and called the Democratic response “unprofessional.”
“I think that the statehouse belongs to all the citizens. And all the citizens have a voice,” Grant said. “If it’s my turn to have a voice, and I am a pastor, what do you expect from me? If you don’t want to hear what a pastor has to say, then don’t invite one.”
— Virginia Mercury, 2/11/20
Democrats have a long tradition of blatantly showing up in black churches, risking an IRS violation of their 501(c)(3) nonprofit status, purely for political purposes. Even if the Democrat politician may not say one partisan word, their very purpose is intended as a very visual endorsement.
While we’re constantly reminded that liberal Democrats embrace the free exchange of ideas, the action by Virginia Democrats once again proved that they only tolerate speech they agree with, and heaven help any black person who speaks out of turn.
We all know what Virginia Democrats did to uppity blacks not all that long ago….