Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Obama will watch voting returns with the pastor who prayed at his 2008 inauguration and recently said that all white people go to hell when they die
Rev. Joseph Lowery, one of Barack Obama’s frontier supporters in 2008, will be at the side of Obama and his wife in Chicago on election night. Lowery is a so-called "civil rights hero", but he made some inflammatory comments recently. Lowery said that when he was a young militant, he used to say that 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. Lowery called for black voters to turn out in support of Obama. “I don’t know what kind of a n—– wouldn’t vote with a black man running,” he said at a rally.