A pastor who claims to be a descendent of Confederate General Robert E. Lee took the stage at the MTV Video Music Awards Sunday and delivered a scathing rebuke of his ancestor.
“We have made my ancestor an idol of white supremacy, racism, and hate,” the Rev. Robert Wright Lee IV said. “As a pastor, it is my moral duty to speak out against racism, America’s original sin.”
“Today, I call on all of us with privilege and power to answer God’s call to confront racism and white supremacy head on,” Lee added.
He suggested the best way to be about God’s work is to “find inspiration in the Black Lives Matter movement” as well as “the women who marched in the Women’s March in January.” So, a terrorist organization and wearers of pink pussy hats are of a divine means to end racism? Got it.
But Lee was not only there to apologize on behalf of his lineage, he also introduced Susan Bro, the mother of the woman killed in Charlottesville, Heather Heyer. Bro read the nominees for the “Best Fight Against the System” award. But in keeping with the spirit of unity, all five nominees were announced as winners, The Blaze noted.
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