If you drive by the New Era Baptist church in Birmingham, Alabama, you’ll notice the sign changes to reflect the feelings of the current Reverend.
The Reverend Michael R. Jordan has been doing his very best to troll any and all Trump supporters with signs in front of his church. The latest one reads, “Trump deceived poor white folks” while a past sign has read “Undercover racist elected Donald Trump”.
Reverend Jordan explained why he feels the need to put up the signs. According to his theory, “There’s a covert expectation by even poor whites of white privilege. They feel like even if they’re illiterate, skin color should give them privilege. Even if they are an illiterate, they feel superior to a black president with a Harvard degree. What interrupted that was a black president and immigrants. Trump plugged in on that. He’s talking basically about let’s get white males in charge. That was the covert message of this campaign.”
He also feels that Trump leaned towards bigotry in order to garner support when he was running for the presidency. He claims that Americans have been taught that it is ok to be afraid of immigrants, even though the majority of the citizens of the country already are. Jordan goes on to say that Trump uses that fear factor to gain as many followers as possible, even when it is unfounded.
This isn’t the first time that the Reverend Jordan has posted his views publicly. In 2004, his sign read, “AIDS is God’s curse on a homosexual life.” He has also posted different messages that condoned gay marriage. One such sign read, “God’s Word forbids two men getting married,” and he went on to proclaim that a gay marriage isn’t a civil right.