Raphael Warnock said ‘racism is America’s preexisting condition’ in resurfaced 2017 sermon
Georgia U.S. Senate candidate Raphael Warnock, whose past sermons have been a source of intense scrutiny in the state’s heated runoff campaign, said “racism is America’s preexisting condition” in a 2017 sermon that resurfaced on social media this week.
Warnock made the remarks during a sermon at a New Baptist Covenant event on June 29, 2017. In his address, entitled “The Almighty Care Act,” Warnock asserted that systemic racism was a “sickness” that was impacting political discourse.
“America is suffering from a deep, spiritual problem and what we are seeing is just symptomatic of our sickness. You ask yourself, how in the world did we end up here? Because this is bigger than the normal kinds of partisan debates that go on,” Warnock said at the time.
“We are in a…