Ousted Tenn. Dem Blasphemes God in Sermon During Easter Service
Recently, Justin Pearson, a former Tennessee state representative, gained significant media attention for his involvement in a gun control protest and being removed from the Tennessee House of Representatives. Pearson, along with several others, led hundreds of protestors in disruptive chants about gun control on the House floor, halting legislative proceedings. Since then, Pearson has been featured on various media outlets and gained praise from several prominent Democrats.
On Easter Sunday, Pearson was invited to deliver a sermon at First Unitarian Church of Memphis. Here’s why normal everyday people should not get up and preach. During his “sermon” he repeatedly compared his removal from the Tennessee House to the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. His message centered around speaking out against the National Rifle Association (NRA) and gun lobbyists due to the demand for an end to gun violence. The sermon seemed to contain nods to several left-wing social policies, including vague references to sex change operations for minors. Pearson called on his ancestors and “Mother God” to speak through him and for his hearers to “pick up the snakes” of “homophobia,” “transphobia,” and “gun violence.”
Jason Pearson, Justin’s father and minister at Community of Faith Christian Church, also spoke at the First Unitarian Church, likening his son’s expulsion to the crucifixion. He stated that it was difficult to remain silent when “your child is standing at Calvary, when somebody is crucifying your baby.”
Tensions in Tennessee have been high amid the murder of three adults and three children at The Covenant School in Nashville. A 28-year-old woman perpetrated the crime who identified as a man, killing three 9-year-old children and three adult staffers at the school. Police reported that the shooter executed a “targeted attack” on the school and left behind a manifesto. Republican Governor Bill Lee subsequently endorsed two bills, one prohibiting sex change procedures for minors, and another prohibiting sexually explicit drag shows in public or close to children.
Overall, Pearson’s controversial sermon reflects his lack of understanding of reality, criminal minds, and most importantly God himself.
Here’s the video if you want to watch it, but it’s just garbage.