CNN Defends Warnock’s Sermons, Ignored Abusive Children Camp He Ran
Even with new coverage from The Washington Free Beacon Monday detailed how in 2002 a then 12-year-old boy was ill-treated in a church camp supervised by Raphael Warnock, the current Democratic candidate for the Georgia Senate. CNN’s Erin Burnett OutFront continued to be a staunch defender. Instead of covering the abuse victim Anthony Washington, senior national correspondent Kyung Lah Warnock defended radical sermons from Republican “attacks”.
During the 2020 election cycle, numerous videos had surfaced of Warnock preaching radical left ideologies from his pulpit. And like that National Review published In mid-November it was very far from the wall. Warnock accused Israel of being “apartheid South Africa”, described Israelis as “birds of prey” in a letter and delivered a speech praising Reverend Jeremiah Wright’s sermon “God damn America”.
But according to LahThe Reverend Warnoch’s pro-choice stance and his words from the pulpit, often taken out of context, have been the target of the most violent Republican attacks. ”
This happened, of course, after another black pastor took action against real-life evangelicals in Lah. “At the moment we are challenging our so-called evangelical brothers and sisters. We challenge them to get better. We urge them to hide what is known as pro-life. “Said Reverend Vandy C. Simmons with a soundbite.
While Lah defended Warnock, who preached left-wing radicalism, she and CNN looked out his connection to a camp where children were abused for years.
Alana Goodman, a senior investigative reporter for The Beacon, said, “Washington’s report on the 2002 events provides the first direct look at the alleged abuse and neglect that occurred at Camp Farthest Out, the Warnock as senior pastor of the Douglas Memorial Community Church in Maryland and raises new questions for the Democrat currently battling for a Senate seat in Georgia. “
Recalling the abuse he received at Warnock’s camp, the 30-year-old Washington spoke about how advisors threw a pail of urine on him and made him sleep outside in the cold because he wet the bed (Click ” Expand”):
“I’m like ‘Hell, no I’m not, it’s cold out there,'” he said. “”[The counselors] wouldn’t let me in, not at all. … Close the door to the cabin, lock it, “he said.” It was dark. There was nothing out there but the basketball court. I’ve never seen anything like it. You are not in a tent, you are not in nothing. You’re out right now, God knows where. “
Advisors also tossed him urine from a bucket they used when there was no bathroom nearby, he added.
“I had this experience myself. I don’t even like to talk about this shit. This shit happened. … It was like in a bucket. You would keep that shit in a bucket,” he said.
“I don’t think anyone likes it [Warnock] shouldn’t run for the damn Senate anywhere and run a camp like that. He shouldn’t run for government, ”he added after learning of the Democrat’s candidacy for the Senate.
And, according to a Maryland State Trooper investigating the abuse allegations, Warnock was arrested for trying to obstruct justice by disrupting interrogation with camp counselors. However, the charges were later dropped.
Goodman also noted that several state agencies found a good reason to close Warnock’s camp. “In June 2003, the Ministry of Health refused Camp Farthest Outs certification to run a youth camp. One reason for the rejection, according to records, was that the camp failed to report at least five child abuse findings made by the Department of Social Services against its director Brian Carter, ”she said.
If CNN wanted to produce a report defending Warnock’s time as a church official, it would have to take responsibility and cover his abusive camp. In this case the situation was not political at all. It was about his time as the head of a child abuse camp and his alleged attempt to obstruct justice.
This is CNN.
The transcript is below, click “Expand” to read:
Erin Burnett OutFront of CNN
December 28, 2020
7:56:43 p.m. East
BRIANNA GOLODRYGA: President Trump travels to Georgia next Monday before the crucial Senate runoff elections. This is because both sides are turning to religion in order to win voters there. Kyung Lah is up front.
[Cuts to video]
KYUNG LAH: Inside the Antioch AME Church in the Atlanta suburbs. The Georgia Senate runoff is front and middle. Progressive and conservative Christian groups were determined to get the believers from the pews to the elections.
REV. VANDY C. SIMMONS: Right now we are challenging our so-called evangelical brothers and sisters. We challenge them to get better. We ask them to hide something called pro-life.
LAH: The Reverend Warnoch’s pro-choice stance and his words from the pulpit, often taken out of context, have been the target of the most violent Republican attacks.
[Cuts back to live]
LAH: Now President Trump is supposed to be in Georgia in a week. It’s the day before the Senate runoff elections. And you get some indication of where exactly it’s going. Dalton, Georgia is the county that the president won by 70 percent. It’s a reminder, Brianna, that this runoff, at least for the Republican side, is about highlighting the grassroots here, including white evangelicals.