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Old-School Eulogy at Aretha Franklin Funeral Ignites Wrath
The Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | August 31, 2018

Posted on 09/01/2018 3:45:02 AM PDT by Cecily

A fiery, old-school eulogist at the funeral of Aretha Franklin fell flat for many in the crowd and prompted a social media uproar when he declared "black America has lost its soul," black women are incapable of raising sons alone and the Black Lives Matter movement is unfounded in the face of black-on-black crime.

And that was just 26 minutes into the nearly 50 minutes of words provided by the Rev. Jasper Williams Jr. of Salem Baptist Church in Atlanta as Franklin's marathon funeral wound down Friday.

Williams, who also eulogized Franklin's father, minister and civil rights activist C.L. Franklin, 34 years ago, was excoriated on Twitter and elsewhere for misogyny, bigotry and the perpetuation of false science on race. He also blamed integration and the civil rights movement for ripping the heart out of black micro-economies that once relied on black-owned small businesses such as grocery stores, hotels and banks.

As he wended his way through the need for more African Americans to return to church and more men to return to their families, the heat turned up online, with younger people declaring rhetoric such as that of Williams is why they left their churches to begin with.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Georgia; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: arethafranklin; atlanta; bigotry; blackkk; blacklivesmatter; blm; civilrightsmovement; clfranklin; detroit; dnctalkingpoint; dnctalkingpoints; georgia; integration; jasperwilliamsjr; mediawingofthednc; michigan; misogyny; partisanmediashills; presstitutes; race; salembaptistchurch; smearmachine; twitter
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He was preaching some home truths, but many still don't want to hear them.
1 posted on 09/01/2018 3:45:02 AM PDT by Cecily
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To: Cecily
None so blind as those that won't see

And none so deaf as those won't hear.

2 posted on 09/01/2018 3:49:36 AM PDT by spokeshave2 (Trump’s building an underground railroad - a way off the plantation to freedom, jobs, and dignity)
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To: Cecily

Oh yeah - but preaching racism and bashing Trump was a-ok


3 posted on 09/01/2018 3:51:45 AM PDT by Skywise
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To: Cecily

This is the truth that I wanted my former church to be open to. I would go havesies with them, but they needed to stop blaming white supremacy for everything.


4 posted on 09/01/2018 3:52:08 AM PDT by jimfree (My18 y/o granddaughter continues to have more quality exec experience than an 8 year Obama.)
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To: Cecily
"he declared "black America has lost its soul"

Which upset the 77% of blacks who don't know who their fathers are.


5 posted on 09/01/2018 3:53:00 AM PDT by Vlad The Inhaler
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To: Cecily

The truth shall set you free. But, you have to be willing to hear and accept it.


6 posted on 09/01/2018 3:59:03 AM PDT by Dave911
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To: Cecily

Yeah. A funeral is no place for the truth or to face reality. Were Diamond and Silk invited? Clarence Thomas? -sarc


7 posted on 09/01/2018 4:00:42 AM PDT by albie
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To: Cecily

The left can’t respond with conversation, disagreement, discussion, or debate.

If they disagree with something the response is wrath, outrage, anger, or violence.

I don’t blame the lefty sheep. It’s the elite and media who have convinced the sheep that the right is “literally Hitler and nazis”. I would agree that you should not have a conversation with Hitler about disagreements.


8 posted on 09/01/2018 4:01:13 AM PDT by LostPassword
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To: jimfree

“halvesis” like half


9 posted on 09/01/2018 4:05:29 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Dave911
As he wended his way through the need for more African Americans to return to church and more men to return to their families, the heat turned up online, with younger people declaring rhetoric such as that of Williams is why they left their churches to begin with.

True statements, all. But they give snowflakes butthurt.

10 posted on 09/01/2018 4:18:28 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (ObaMao: Fake America, Fake Messiah, Fake Black man. How many fakes can you fit into one Zer0?)
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To: Cecily
Williams, who also eulogized Franklin's father, minister, adulterer, child molester, absentee father, and civil rights activist C.L. Franklin, 34 years ago ...

When people deliberately ignore evil personal behavior in their leaders, everyone tends to get the idea that it just doesn't matter. "It's all between consenting adults," etc., if you consider 12 adult. Finally, everyone's enraged by those who point out the elephant in the room.

11 posted on 09/01/2018 4:19:23 AM PDT by Tax-chick ("Kindness and truth shall meet." Ps. 85:10)
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To: LostPassword

We need more pastors like this to create a conservative fire wall against our pagan pantheist society.


12 posted on 09/01/2018 4:23:42 AM PDT by ChiMark (America America)
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To: Cecily

Rev. Jasper Williams Jr -— Amen!


13 posted on 09/01/2018 4:26:10 AM PDT by PIF (They came for me and mine ... now it is your turn ...)
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To: LostPassword

The lefty sheep came to be seen.

They are all to young to claim they were with Martin but can now claim “I was there for Aretha”.

The fire and brimstone was telling to a crowd that worship themselves and the message handed down by the plantation massas.


14 posted on 09/01/2018 4:30:44 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12) Muller..... conspiracy to over throw the government)
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To: Cecily

Truth stings but 38% blacks are listening now and leaving the democrat plantation.


15 posted on 09/01/2018 4:31:58 AM PDT by raiderboy (Trump promised “shut down the government” in September; if no wall!!)
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To: Cecily

Amen!
Now how long will it take for the snowflakes to begin mustering their string of floozies to begin making bogus claims of sin. Like with Herman Cain.
I pray for his protection.


16 posted on 09/01/2018 4:38:59 AM PDT by ClockDoc ( - Let the churches attend to the poor and the Gov. attend to our enemies.)
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To: Vigilanteman
Manners of any race do not race to Twitter or Facebook to editorialize an eulogy from a funeral. It's supposed to be a pensive time.

Self fulfilling prophecy, making the eulogy spot on.

17 posted on 09/01/2018 4:49:54 AM PDT by blackdog
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To: Cecily

It appears he disregarded the memo to be completely PC-correct. Refreshing.


18 posted on 09/01/2018 4:57:20 AM PDT by Notthereyet (Notthereyet)
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To: Cecily
So what percentage of the "igniters" does anyone suppose are caucasians being "helpful?" On social media you can't swing a USB device by the tail without hitting some whiter than a frog's belly SJW who instantly goes into self-loathing wannabee and/or reparations-with-interest rage boy* mode.

Mr. niteowl77

*Or rage girl. Or rage hermaphrodite. Or rage fictional gender construct. Rage, rage, rage... it's all the rage and all about the rage.

19 posted on 09/01/2018 4:57:33 AM PDT by niteowl77
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To: Cecily

Christ showed us the “right place & time” is when the sinners are present. He overturned their tables and whipped them that traded in the temple square. We are being shown again how’s it is proper done. Praise the Lord God for giving this world Rev. Williams!


20 posted on 09/01/2018 5:04:15 AM PDT by ClockDoc ( - Let the churches attend to the poor and the Gov. attend to our enemies.)
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