Black Minister: Ferguson Rioters ‘Disgusting’ and ‘Glorifying Ignorance’

Barbara Boland | December 4, 2014
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Protestors rioting in Ferguson, Mo. are “glorifying ignorance” and “what we’re seeing in this city is disgusting,” said Minister Jonathan Gentry from West Angeles Church of God in Christ on Neil Cavuto yesterday. Gentry accused Al Sharpton of “fueling hate into an innocent generation” and said that activists like Holder, Obama, Sharpton and Jackson need to “look themselves in the mirror before protesting” because change needs to begin within African-American communities.

“You want everything else around you changed except yourself,” said Gentry. “That is no way to survive.”

Gentry: “A lot of African-Americans think I’m against my culture and I’m against my race; I hate my race. I am only telling you to look in the mirror before you want to point fingers at anyone else. Because we are taking Michael Brown and making him the epitome of the African-American community all over the globe.”

Gentry: “Let’s look at the scoreboard of African-Americans killed in our own communities. Let’s just take a look at that. Let’s take racism out [of] the equation. Let’s take the police department out [of] the equation. And let’s look at our own communities.”

Gentry continued, “Eric Holder, Obama, Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson… any of these activists have to look [at] themselves in the mirror before protesting to anyone else in their community and say ‘We need to change.’”

“I’m not going to tell a police department, a nation, to change, when we’re still tore up from the floor up,” he concluded.

Cavuto asked, “Al Sharpton says he’s acting on the word of God – what do you think?”

“How can you say you’re acting on the word of God and you’re fueling hate into an innocent generation?” answered Gentry. “You’re fueling hate of what you went through into an innocent generation. Sharpton is “reliving your past into an innocent generation that did not witness what you did. You’re just rejuvenating pain into an innocent generation. God is hitting the brakes on you and anyone else that follows your foolishness and mess.”


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