PJTN Leader Condemns Anti-Semite, Louis Farrakhan's Presence at Franklin's Funeral




(NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE)  -- September 4, 2018 --Laurie Cardoza Moore, President of Proclaiming Justice to The Nations, Special Envoy to the UN and Deacon of the World Council of Independent Christian Churches is calling on Bishop Charles Ellis, Senior Pastoral leader of Greater Grace Temple, to publicly apologize for allowing a false prophet and anti-Semite, Louis Farrakhan, a prominent position at the recent funeral and memorial service of our sister in the faith, Aretha Franklin, during her funeral and memorial service on Friday.

Although Sister Franklin had some type of relationship with Farrakhan, he should never have been given a prominent place of position during the funeral service.

As family, friends, Christians and adoring fans from around the world tuned-in to mourn and celebrate the passing of one of the most talented and beloved sisters in the faith in our generation, I was disappointed that Bishop Ellis gave a man who promotes hatred of our Jewish brethren a place of eminence at the service. It was highly insulting and disingenuous to Jews and Christians who honor God's Covenant and His Word to all Israel.

At a time in America when leaders like Farrakhan are promoting hatred, Bishop Ellis missed the opportunity to use Sister Franklin's life example to unite, rather than promote division and inflame the anti-Semitism still pervasive in some Christian communities.  Sister Franklin's life was a shining example of someone who used their God-given talent to unite all people around a theme of love through music.

Additionally, Greater Grace Temple's statement of belief includes, "We affirm the divine inspiration, truthfulness, and authority of both Old and New Testament Scriptures in their entirety as the only written word of God, without error in all that it affirms, and the only infallible rule of faith and practice."

I will conclude by reminding my brethren in the faith at Greater Grace Temple that during the Civil Rights movement in the 1960's, it was not the white Catholic, or Protestant churches that marched with our Black brothers and sisters in the faith, it was the Jews who marched down the street of Selma and it was the Jews who lost their sons because they chose to stand and defy the racism at that time.  What message does Farrakhan send to our Jewish brethren, Bishop Ellis?

I pray you will receive this message, not as a rebuke, but as an opportunity to right the wrongs by false prophets like Louis Farrakhan once and for all.


Media Contact:

Jackie Monaghan

Communications Director—PJTN

(615) 646-5990

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