DNT ATLANTA – President Joe Biden became the first sitting United States president to deliver a sermon at the famous Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta where the civil rights icon was a preacher.
Biden who specifically credited the black vote, especially the black women’s vote for his election into the White House wasted no time to warm himself to the congregation.
“I’ve spoken in front of kings, world leaders, and large organizations, but I tell you, this is intimidating,” Biden said to open his sermon.
Biden praised his hosts including another civil rights leader and former Atlanta Mayor Andrew Young reflecting on their collective fight against Apartheid.
In his sermon at what he called America’s Freedom Church, Biden lauded Dr. Martin Luther King and pointed out that as people say ‘Keep The Faith’, the civil rights icon not only kept the faith but spread the faith.
Biden also revealed that his two political heroes are Bobby Kennedy and Martin Luther King, and keeps a replica of the Rosa Parks bus at the Oval Office.
“This is a time a choosy,” Biden continued, using an old African American slang to illustrate the choices that the world faces between democracy and autocracy. Biden likened that fight to the civil right fight that Dr. King led which altered the course of history.
DNT News with correspondence reports from Atlanta
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