Rev. Robert Lee, a descendant of Gen. Robert E. Lee of the Confederacy, made waves last month at the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards and his speech denouncing white supremacy and bigging up Black Lives Matter. Rev. Lee says the church he led in North Carolina had plans to oust him after the appearance and has since resigned from his post.
Rev. Robert Wright Lee says factions of his United Church of Christ in Winston-Salem “were concerned about my speech and that I lifted up Black Lives Matter movement, the Women’s March, and Heather Heyer as examples of racial justice work.”
Rev. Lee says there were also church members who supported his right to speak out, but were “uncomfortable with the attention” his MTV appearance was bringing the church. He says, “The church’s reaction was deeply hurtful to me.”
The woke Reverend got out of dodge before a church vote which didn’t look to be in his favor was cast. Pretty safe to say that Rev. Robert Lee will find a flock to lead sooner than later, especially with his brave stance at the VMAs.
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