Pastor At DiBlasio Inauguration Calls NYC A ‘Plantation’


A pastor who delivered an invocation at Bill DiBlasio’s mayoral inauguration ceremony called New York City a plantation. I wonder if he’s friends with Rev. Jeremiah Wright.

A Brooklyn pastor gave an invocation at Bill de Blasio’s mayoral inauguration on Wednesday comparing New York City to a Civil War-era “plantation” and asking for God’s help in ending inequality in the city.

“End the civil wars and usher in a new Reconstruction era that builds upon the many successes and achievements of yesterday while proclaiming the beginning of a new beginning,” said Rev. Fred A. Lucas Jr., of Brooklyn Community Church.

“Let the plantation called New York City be the city of God, a city set upon the hill. A light shining in the darkness,” Lucas prayed. (Read More)

Is that sort of rhetoric really necessary? Good grief. And good luck to New York City with this experiment in lunacy.

Update: Linked by Iowa Dawg – thanks!