A Birmingham, Ala., Baptist church is garnering attention for an offensive sign they posted saying that a black person voting for President Trump “is mental illness.”
The sign outside the New Era Baptist Church reads on one side, “A black vote for Trump is mental illness.” The other side of the sign displays another message: “A white vote for Trump is pure racism.”
Michael Jordan, the pastor of the local church, told WZDX that he put the sign up hoping it would encourage people to choose a name other than Donald Trump on their ballots next year.
The pastor defended his offensive message.
“God motivates me to take a stand for what’s right,” Jordan told the local station, adding: “Read the Bible and look in the White House. If they call me a racist, look in the White House.”
“When you vote for Donald Trump, you are supporting institutionalized racism,” Jordan, who is African American, also said.
Daxton Kirk, a local Trump supporter, told the station that people “should not be able to come into a building and feel like you are hated or diversified just because you came here to worship the Lord.”
Kirk told the local station that he has reached out to the town’s City Hall to see if local officials can take action on the sign.
Meanwhile, extreme far-left liberal actress Debra Messing is celebrating the offensive racist message from the church: