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Sen. Raphael Warnock (D-GA) erased a controversial Easter Sunday tweet after the former Atlanta preacher was accused of heresy.
“The meaning of Easter is more transcendent than the resurrection of Jesus Christ,” Warnock tweeted Sunday morning. “Whether you are Christian or not, through a commitment to helping others we are able to save ourselves.”
The former pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church where Martin Luther King Jr. preached was lambasted on social media.
Nationally syndicated radio host Todd Starnes wrote: “Heresy spewed by a heretic.”
Others questioned if his obviously blasphemous tweet was written by a staffer because it would be bizarre for a Christian to write those claims. Fox News reports Warnock gave a Sunday service talking about how it has been a lonely season due to the coronavirus.
Conservative Allie Beth Stuckey called it an “absolutely inane–albeit unsurprising–tweet from narcissistic heretic Raphael Warnock,” adding “there is nothing more transcendent than the resurrection of the God-man, Jesus…”
But MSNBC host Joy Reid did support Warnock before he deleted the controversial tweet.
Responding to former Trump attorney Jenna Ellis who called it a “false gospel and heresy,” Reid wrote:
“This lady is literally calling the pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church — The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s church — a heretic. This actually happened today. Madame, I’m gonna take @ReverendWarnock’s take, as a pastor and a scholar on the Word over yours, if you don’t mind.”
After Warnock deleted his tweet, Ellis added: “He should delete Reverend in front of his name too.”