*A press release sent to EURweb informs that a coalition of South Los Angeles religious and community leaders are denouncing the actions of #BlackLives Matter organizers Melina Abdullah and the L.A.chapter.
The coalition is demanding an apology to Pastor Sauls, Holman United Methodist Church and the South LA community who came to participate in a town hall meeting with Mayor Eric Garcetti.
The meeting was unfortunately cut short after Abdullah and Black Lives Matter activists stormed the stage with Pastor Sauls being threatened with violence in his own sanctuary.
“To threaten violence against a pastor in his own church and our community is unacceptable, ” stated Rev. Paulette Simpson Gipson.
“To the members of Black Lives Matter L.A.chapter and allies who cussed at me in the sanctuary on Monday night during the town hall, I have forgiven you. Because the lives of black people matter, your disrespect and verbal violence will not be a weapon mass distraction to our resolve,” Rev Kelvin Saul, Pastor of Holman United Methodist Church reflected.
“In light of what took place last Monday night at Holman Church we stand with the community in demanding a public apology for the actions that violated that sacred place of God, the Pastor and community. We demand this because black life matters.” – Rev. K. W. Tulloss, president of the National Action Network L.A.chapter
“It was unbelievable that Black Lives Matter organizers actually stormed the stage cutting short Mayor Garcetti’s remarks to the community and actually threatened Pastor Sauls, with violence in his own church. It was the most idiotic display of activism I’ve ever seen in my life. They owe Pastor Sauls, Holman United Methodist Church and our community an apology, ” says Najee Ali, Director of Project Islamic Hope.
Date : Monday October 26th. 2015
Location : Mount Moriah Baptist Church
4269 South Figueroa Blvd
Los Angeles CA. 90037
The Baptist Ministers Conference
Pastor Xavier Thompson President.
Pastor Kelvin Sauls
Rev.Paulette Simpson Gipson
National Action Network
Najee Ali. CEO Project Islamic Hope
and a coalition of Religious and community leaders.
Najee Ali/Project Islamic Hope