Rev. Ron Carpenter, Jr. has issued a genuine apology on behalf of the couple. Cenk Uygur, Ana Kasparian, Ben Mankiewicz, and Amberia Allen, hosts of The Young Turks, discuss. Tell us what you think in the comment section below. Join TYT:
“The pastor of a South Carolina megachurch issued a video apology on Thursday for his wife’s racist anti-NFL rant on Facebook in which she insisted that the protests “will not fix racism! Duh!!! Only Jesus!”
Fox Carolina reported that Rev. Ron Carpenter, Jr. of Greenville, SC’s Redemption Church posted the video on Facebook after his wife Hope Carpenter sparked an online conflagration with a post criticizing pro athletes for protesting police brutality by taking a knee during the national anthem.
On her personal Facebook page, Hope Carpenter wrote, “This will not fix racism! Duh!!! Only Jesus! If you wanna kneel… then u [sic] better be praying to the one and only who can heal our land.”
Black athletes, she said, should “stop thinking about it from your history or race” and admit that “our country is not yo [sic] blame!”
The brutal backlash, said Ron Carpenter, has left Hope too “emotional” to address viewers, so he made the video to offer up both of their apologies.”*
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