On Tuesday, December 6th, 2022, Georgia’s voters will choose between two diametrically opposed candidates to fill one of their Senate seats; Republican Herschel Walker and Democrat Raphael Warnock. The seat is currently held by Warnock whose socio/political views are those held by Stacey Abrams , who could be called Warnock’s mentor. Abrams views include typical Leftists positions, accusations of Black voter supression, LGBTQ+equalty, same sex marriage, unlimited abortion rights and, of course, the usual race baiting .
Admittedly Herschel Walker is a representational candidate. He wasn’t chosen for his political skills and talents but for what he symbolizes. But the Left’s criticism of Walker is contradictory . They oppose his political positions while accusing him of not articulating his positions. And most of their disapproval is focused on unsavory events in Walker’s personal life.
The Right’s opposition to Warnock also goes far beyond his political positions. Warnock’s Ebenezer Baptist Church, MLK’s former pulpit, is the largest church in the Atlanta area. But Warnock ‘s church’s callous dealings with its apartment renters might not have happened during King’s time. A circulating story describes the eviction of a tenant for non-payment or late payment of roughly $25.00. While evicting tenants for small delinquent payments, the church pays Warnock a church salary of $7,417 per month. However, his church is exempt from paying income tax under section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
The Internal Revenue Service hasn’t always taken action against flawed clergy like Raphael Warnock. His improprieties may not be on the level with Jimmy Swaggert or Jim Bakker but they shouldn’t go unheeded.
In addition to his divisive political positions, Warnock’s personal life has also been a disaster. His ex-wife accused him of abuse including running over her foot with his car. There are other reports of violence against his family and also claims of his refusal to pay child care expenses. And MLK’s niece denies his claims of closeness with her uncle.
But Warnock is a favorite of the Leftist establishment and they support his extreme views. He often faults our country and makes sardonic accusations that White folks should repent their Whiteness. In fact, traditions of White America seems to be one of his primary targets. And with accusations of White privilege being so widespread, I don’t think we need another senator who claims Whites should repent their Whiteness.
Gail Jarvis is a Georgia-based free-lance writer. He attended the University of Alabama and has a degree from Birmingham Southern College. His writing is influenced by years of witnessing how versions of news and history were distorted for political reasons. Mr. Jarvis is a member of the Society of Independent Southern Historians and his articles have appeared on various websites, magazines, and publications for several organizations. He lives in Coastal Georgia.