Pastor’s Aretha Eulogy, Not Gawking Bill or Groping Bishop, Gets Left-Wing Hate

By Conservative Tribune. When the Rev. Jasper Williams Jr. went up to speak at Aretha Franklin’s funeral on Friday, not many expected him to say black lives do not matter. . .

“Black lives do not matter, black lives will not matter, black lives ought not matter, black lives should not matter, black lives must not matter until black people start respecting black lives and stop killing ourselves, black lives can never matter,” Williams said. . .

The reverend defended his statements, saying “I was just telling the truth.”

“I like to think there’s no pushback about what I said. It could be that they did not understand what I was saying,” the release also read. . .

Williams believes that Aretha Franklin herself would be supportive of his message. Emphasizing her role in the civil rights movement, he said Franklin “would be pleased” that his words could do something to “turn black lives around.”

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Aretha Franklin’s Family Says Pastor’s Eulogy Was Offensive, Distasteful

By Fox News. The family of the late Aretha Franklin came out Monday against the eulogy given by a pastor at the music icon’s funeral last week.

The remarks delivered in Detroit by Rev. Jasper Williams Jr. on Friday were met with wide criticism on social media and now by the family of the “Queen of Soul,” with nephew Vaughn Franklin telling The Associated Press that they considered it to be offensive and distasteful.

Williams, the pastor of Salem Bible Church in Atlanta, initially said he felt his sermon was appropriate and that his timing was right, especially after other speakers spoke on the civil rights movement and President Donald Trump. . .

But on Monday Vaughn Franklin said the family expected a proper eulogy that concentrated on his aunt’s life.

Williams’ spokesman said in a statement Monday evening that Williams respects the family’s opinion and that he’s sorry they feel that way. (Read more from “Aretha Franklin’s Family Says Pastor’s Eulogy Was Offensive, Distasteful” HERE)

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