Over the weekend, we reported that Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA), the running mate of Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, had spoken out to praise the “brilliance” of the founders of the Black Lives Matter movement. Now, this has already come back to bite her, as a group of black pastors are speaking out to slam her for supporting the organizers of the radically leftwing political movement.
It was during an interview with CNN’s Angela Rye that Harris talked about what she said as the “brilliance” of Black Lives Matter co-founders Patrisse Cullors, Alicia Garza, and Opal Tometi.
After lauding the organizers’ “brilliance in conceiving [BLM],” Harris predicted that someday people would see BLM as “an inflection point in the ongoing fight for justice … and to reform the criminal justice system.”
“I actually believe as a former prosecutor that Black Lives Matter has been the most significant agent for change within the criminal justice system,” Harris said, “because it has been a counterforce to the force within the system that is so grounded in status quo and in its own traditions, many of which have been harmful and have been discriminatory in the way that they have been enforced.”
Not stopping there, Harris described BLM riots “as an essential component of evolution in our country” and “as essential component or mark of a real democracy” and “as necessary — the people’s voices must be heard.” She said this despite the fact that many of these riots have turned violent.
The Conservative Clergy of Color, a group of black pastors, fired back at Harris for endorsing Black Lives Matter, with the coalition’s co-founder Bishop Aubrey Shines saying that it is not an organization Harris should be commending in any way.
“It’s extremely disheartening to see a U.S. Senator and a candidate for vice president give such high praise to a group that is trying to destroy our country,” Shines told the Christian Post.
“Does Sen. Harris not watch the news? Has she not seen the businesses burning, the livelihoods that have been wrecked by this organization?” the pastor questioned. “People are terrified, but we have to praise the organizers because it’s the cool thing to do.”
Shines went on to say that Black Lives Matter has repeatedly been caught trying to hide the political aspects of its agenda. Just last week, it was caught removing anti-nuclear family and “cisgender privilege” content from is statement of beliefs.
“Until recently these people made no secret about their agenda. They were loud and proud about their anti-American goals until the violence they’ve instigated started affecting their favorability,” Shines added.
“The only ‘brilliant’ thing I can see is how quickly BLM’s website operators scrubbed their agenda to be more appealing,” he said. “This is not a group that needs to be praised. More Americans are beginning to see that, and I hope Sen. Harris will too.”