Louis Farrakhan, never one to shy away from making bold statements, kept it real with his mostly Black audience during his visit to a church in Grand Rapids, Mich., on Saturday, Michigan Live reports.
The longtime leader of the Nation of Islam delivered a two-hour, wide ranging speech, which focused on self-worth, fatherhood, morality and the role of women in a marriage. According to MLive, Minister Farrakhan discussed how men are being distracted by women in society because of their attire. “Can you imagine a sister being around Jesus pulling on her mini-skirt?” Farrakhan said. “You know how to make a preacher put his Bible down.”
Farrakhan delivered his message at Fountain Street Church. According to most reports, his message was warmly received. He was invited by the Grand Rapids Community College Black Student Union.
“This is the greatest house of God,” he said, pointing at his body and making references to all in attendance. “You have to know how to maintain the gift God has given you.”
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He also cited a statistic which he says predicts that, by 2050, White people will be in the minority in the United States. “That’s why they’ve introduced birth control to black woman, because they don’t want no more black babies,” Farrakhan said.
Here is more of what Farrakhan said, according to MLive:
He criticized the national government, the sequester and President Barack Obama’s talk of sizeable spending cuts that will take away American jobs.
Through it all, Obama has said he doesn’t want the adverse effects of spending cuts but doesn’t see another option, the minister said.