Three days before the Maryland Democratic primary, Bernie Sanders will be joining a community conversation at a black church with actor Danny Glover and the two leading members of his state steering committee there: former NAACP head Ben Jealous and a pastor who’s been criticized for perceived anti-gay and anti-women sermons.
The “Community Conversations on Young Men of Color” is scheduled to start around 7:30 p.m. EST Saturday evening at Carter Memorial Church in West Baltimore.
Sanders announced on March 28 that Jealous would become the chairman of his Maryland steering committee and that Dr. Jamal Bryant, who recently made news for calling ministers who met with Donald Trump “prostitutes,” would be co-chair. Bryant said, “It is my prayer, my hope and my vote that [Bernie Sanders] will be the next president of not just Black America, but the yet-to-be United States of America.”
The pastor is the “youngest person to be inducted into the International Civil Rights Walk of Fame,” and the founder of the Empowerment Temple African American Episcopal Church in Baltimore, Maryland, which boasts 10,000 members.
While he has been hailed for “championing equality among people of all walks,” he has also drawn criticism for perceived attacks on gays and women.
Source: Daily Caller | Ron Brynaert