Christian pastor: ‘There would be no white supremacists if it weren’t for Obama’

Speaking in a video posted to his Facebook page this weekend, right-wing Christian pastor Rick Joyner gave his take on the resurgence of white supremacist groups in America. According to him, it’s basically Obama’s fault.

Regurgitating a popular theme amongst far-right pundits who talk about race, Joyner shifted the subject to the Black Lives Matter movement, saying people who slam President Trump for being an apologist for white supremacists but stay silent in BLM are “hypocrites of the worst order,” adding that BLM shares more of the blame “for the divisions rising in America than the white supremacist groups.”

“Anyone who’s tried to condemn Trump for what they said was not being forceful enough, not being timely enough in condemning the white supremacists … They are hypocrites of the worst order,” he said.

“And they are the ones, I believe, as responsible as any hate group — as a matter of fact, far more so for the divisions rising in America than the white supremacist groups,” he continued.

“Why do I say that?” he asked. “Because the white supremacist groups probably would not exist now if it had not been for Obama.”

“They were just about fading out, we had just about dealt with racism in America.”

Watch the video below, via Right Wing Watch:

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Sky Palma

Before launching DeadState back in 2012, Sky Palma has been blogging about politics, social issues and religion for over a decade. He lives in Los Angeles and also enjoys Brazilian jiu jitsu, chess, music and art.