The descendent of Confederate Army General Robert E. Lee resigned as pastor this week following his appearance at the MTV Video Music Awards, and subsequent concern expressed by church members.
Robert Lee IV, the great-great-great-great-nephew of the Confederate general, was given a coveted speaking role last week at the MTV Video Music Awards where he spoke out against his ancestor. Lee called the Confederate general “an idol of white supremacy, racism and hate.”
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Lee, then pastor at Bethany United Church of Christ in Winston-Salem, N.C., spoke at the end of the awards show in a black cleric’s shirt and collar, where he condemned racism, the Washington Post reported.
“As a pastor, it is my moral duty to speak out against racism, America’s original sin,” he said. “Today, I call on all of us with privilege and power to answer God’s call to confront racism and white supremacy head-on. We can find inspiration in the Black Lives Matter movement, the women who marched in the Women’s March in …read more
Source:: Washington Free Beacon