Pastor of Obama’s Easter Church Receives Racist Threats After Sean Hannity Show
The pastor of the Shiloh Baptist Church (visited by the Obama family on Easter) says he’s received more than 100 threatening phone calls and emails since Sean Hannity’s Monday night show on Fox News: Shiloh Baptist Church receives threats after comments from Sean Hannity.
The Rev. Wallace Charles Smith said the church has received more than 100 threats since Fox News channel’s Sean Hannity aired a tape Monday of a speech Smith gave in January 2010 at Eastern University in Saint Davids, Pa.
“We received a fax that had the image of a monkey with a target across is face,” Smith said. “My secretary has received telephone calls that have been so vulgar until she has had to hang up.” …
On Sunday, Obama and the first family visited the church, founded in the 1860s by former slaves. On Monday, Hannity aired a clip of a speech Smith gave when he served as president of Palmer Theological Seminary in Philadelphia.
“It may not be Jim Crow anymore,” Smith says in the videotape. “Now, Jim Crow wears blue pinstripes, goes to law school and carries fancy briefs in cases. And now, Jim Crow has become James Crow, esquire. And he doesn’t have to wear white robes anymore because now he can wear the protective cover of talk radio or can get a regular news program on Fox.”
The reaction from Sean Hannity’s knuckle-dragging audience absolutely verifies Rev. Smith’s point, I’d say.