Atlanta Pastor Rejects Kanye West’s Donation Due To Support Of Trump

Written by Alexyz Liggins October 18, 2019
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An Atlanta pastor has no plans on accepting money from Kanye West due to his public support of President Donald Trump!

Unless you have been hiding under a rock, you would know that Kanye West is turning over a new leaf and has decided to spread his message of faith through gospel music!

With the popularity that he has gained, he’s decided to take it to the masses visiting various locations and churches!

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Earlier in September, Mr. West and the Official Samples singers popped up at New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in Atlanta. The church pastor, Pastor Jamal Bryant was more than happy to have this type of service for his members.

Following the Sunday Service, Kanye sent a donation to the church which Pastor Bryant shared with his congregation. With this being a megachurch and the amount of the money being withheld, Bryant decided that he did not want to keep the money due to Kanye’s support of President Trump.

“To say that you unashamedly support Donald Trump…he called the mother continent of Africa a collection of s-hole nations. Smacking the entire diaspora in the year of the anniversary of the year of the return…I don’t align with the statements of Kanye West. I don’t endorse it, nor do I subscribe to it. And I am not a runaway slave. To that end, Mr. west made a significant donation to New Birth Cathedral. But I do not want to be guilty of double speech. I met with my team today and the donation that he made to our church, I am now redirecting. I’m going to be giving that donation he gave to Morris Brown College.”

Kanye’s late mother Dr. Donda West was a professor at Morris Brown College, so Pastor Bryant decided to use the funds for scholarships.

“I know what Donda West represented while at Morris Brown and her mind for African American literature was to empower, equip and engage students to be something radical that could change community and change society.”

He added,

“On this day, we want to open up, in the honor of Donda West, the foundational scholarship in her name. I am doing so on behalf of prayerful expectation, on behalf of her son who I am praying will, through the power of God, come back to rightful consciousness on what it means to equip and empower our people.”

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This comes after Bryant was called out by rapper T.I. for allegedly trying to “exploit” him, Tiny, Future and Future’s Wife by taking a second offering after they showed up.

Take a look at the Sunday Service below and let us know what you think!