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Published On: Thu, Oct 20th, 2011

CNN attacks Herman Cain: he comes from a liberal Atlanta church

CNN hit piece on Herman Cain: he comes from a liberal church, with a pastor quoting Malcolm X.

Herman Cain opposing abortion on “Meet the Press”

NOTE: See President Obama and Rev. Wright linkage for motivations and themes.

From the post:

“Herman Cain has vaulted to the top of the polls as a Republican presidential candidate, but there’s one audience that may prove tougher for him to win over: his hometown church.”

The author notes that Cain is an “…associate minister at an Atlanta megachurch that has been a stronghold of liberal activism and is led by a pastor who cites Malcolm X as one of his influences.

“Cain is a longtime member of Antioch Baptist Church North, which sits near the former college and home of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

“The church, founded by freed slaves 134 years ago, boasts 14,000 members and an operating budget of more than $5 million. For years Antioch has hosted a ‘who’s who’ of civil rights activists as guest speakers, including Jesse Jackson and Andrew Young.”

The connection is valid is some ways, as Cain sang “The Impossible Dream” for Rev C.M. Alexander’s 50th anniversary celebration.

 

“He’s a real person who is more complicated than the sound bite you may have heard from him,” says the Rev. Fredrick Robinson, a friend of Cain’s who was an associate minister at Antioch before leaving to form his own church.

Back to CNN, who bemoans the conservatives and liberals worshiping next to one another: “At Antioch, Cain has had to share the pews with fiery critics of the Republican Party like Joe Beasley, a man born to sharecroppers who once said he’s been called the ‘N-word’ more times than he can count.”

Read more: http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2011/10/18/the-liberal-church-of-herman-cain/

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- Stories transferred over from The Desk of Brian where the original author was not determined and the content is still of interest of Dispatch readers.

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