Alabama Church: ‘A Black Vote for Trump is Mental Illness’
Church in Birmingham, Alabama faces backlash for controversial sign
New Era Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, displayed a controversial message concerning black voters in America and President Donald Trump.
The sign outside the church read:
“A black vote for Trump is mental illness.”
The church, which has made headlines for controversial signs in the past, is led by Pastor Michael R. Jordan.
Both the church and its pastor faced backlash last year after a sign outside reading, “Black folks need to stay out of white churches.”
The opposite side of the sign read, “White folks refused to be our neighbors.”
“White folk have proved they don’t want to live next door to us, or be our neighbors, or worship with us,” Jordan said at the time.
“Now they want to plant a white church in a black neighborhood under the umbrella of supposedly to fight crime.”
Jordan went on to claim “the white church elected a racist President Donald Trump."
Last week, The president of the Coalition of African-American Pastors, Bill Owens threw a spanner in the Democrats' "Trump's a racist" narrative by saying he doesn’t think President is racist.
Reportedly, this is from a church in Birmingham with a “A BLACK VOTE FOR TRUMP IS A MENTAL ILLNESS”... pic.twitter.com/SQzkzXXfuw— Dale Jackson (@TheDaleJackson) August 6, 2019
Owens made the remarks following a White House meeting with a group of inner-city pastors.
Bloomberg reporter Jennifer Jacobs covered Owens reaction to the meeting on Twitter.
“‘I find that hard to believe’ that Trump is racist, Pastor Bill Owens tells us outside WH after meeting with Trump."
Owens noted that the meeting was previously planned, dispelling any notion that was used as a countermeasure for the Democrat's accusations.
Trump was the first to mention the meeting.
Owens also stepped in to quell any speculation that the meeting was called for 'damage control' amid the backlash over a recent series of derogatory tweets.