Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Pastor Joseph Lowery, a black civil rights movement hero who delivered the benediction at Obama’s inauguration, said that he is shocked that any black Americans would stay home with Obama on the ballot and suggested that all or most white people would go to hell
Lowery said that when he was a young militant, he used to say all white folks were going to hell. Then he "mellowed" and just said that most of them were. Now, he said, he is back to where he was. The 91-year-old Lowery worked with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and played a key role in various important moments in the civil rights movement, such as the march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama. Lowery was awarded the Medal of Freedom in 2009 by Obama and was elected earlier in 2012 to lead the state’s delegation to the Democratic national convention.