After the violence that took place in Charlottesville, Virginia over the weekend, many have been looking to prominent leaders to see how they would respond. One California pastor’s heated response has gotten so much attention since his church service on Sunday that it has gone viral.
House Modesto Pastor Glen Berteau was performing a baby dedication at his church on Sunday when he says he felt convicted to talk about what happened in Charlottesville.
He said, “I didn’t know about the whole Charlottesville thing and the white supremacists, which is totally, absolutely the worst thing I’ve ever seen.”
He went on to say that anyone who uses the Bible to justify racism is the “dumbest person on earth.” He said that God is not into exclusivity.
He said, “That is not the word of God. That is not what Heaven is like. That’s not what this church is, and that’s not going to happen.”
Since the video was posted, it has received many views and comments and has gone viral. As of Friday morning, the video had over 5.5 million views on it. Most people are thanking the pastor for speaking out about the situation and for his candid words. Others are saying that his language was too strong.
Here is the full video of his statement.
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