All white people are going to hell, longtime African-American civil rights advocate Rev. Joseph Lowery told an audience at a get-out-the-vote event held Oct. 27 in Georgia.Lowery, who gave the benediction at the January 2009 inauguration of President Barack Obama, told the audience of up to 300 African-Americans “that when he was a young militant, he used to say all white folks were going to hell. Then he mellowed and just said most of them were. Now, he said, he is back to where he was,” according to an Oct. 31 report in the Monroe County Reporter newspaper.“I don’t know what kind of a n—– wouldn’t vote with a black man running,” Lowery also told the audience in the St. James Baptist Church in Forsyth, Ga., according to the Reporter.
This is an interesting position for a so-called Christian minister to take, but it even has another more startling feature -- It removes the moral disincentive for American genocide against black folks. I mean, if we're all going to hell anyway and there is no saving grace of Jesus Christ available to white folks (a position I of course reject, but Lowery seemingly does not), then all black folks can be killed without Divine punishment, right? Is this really what Lowery has in mind?