Al Sharpton Delivers Sermon at Michael Brown’s Church

Annabel Grossman, Daily Mail, December 1, 2014

Reverend Al Sharpton delivered an impassioned sermon to a packed St Louis church, in which he warned prosecutors that ‘the fight is not over’ and ‘justice will come to Ferguson’.

As Michael Brown’s parents sat in the front row of the Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist, Sharpton told a congregation of around 2,500 that Darren Wilson’s resignation was a distraction from the family’s quest for justice.

But he claimed he found bits of evidence in the grand jury transcript that might help the cause of those who think the failure to indict Wilson over the shooting of 18-year-old Michael was a mistake.

‘All you’ve got to do is read the transcript,’ Sharpton said. ‘Better yet, let a federal grand jury read the transcript.’

Addressing his comments at Robert P McCulloch, Prosecuting Attorney for St. Louis County, Sharpton warned that the battle would continue, and people would continue to march and protest.

‘We lost the round, but the fight ain’t over,’ he said. ‘You won the first round, Mr Prosecutor, but don’t cut your gloves off, because the fight is not over. Justice will come to Ferguson!’

On Sunday, Darren Wilson’s lawyer revealed that the police officer chose to resign without severance pay after being made aware of threats that his fellow officers would be harmed if he stayed in the force

But Sharpton insisted that Wilson did little good by resigning.

‘You can’t heal if you are leaving the injured out of the process,’ he said. ‘This is not about Darren Wilson’s job. This is about Michael Brown’s justice.’

Michael Brown’s mother, Lesley McSpadden, and his father, Michael Brown Sr sat among family members for the service where their son’s funeral was held three months ago.

The unarmed teenager was shot dead by white police officer Darren Wilson in August. Last week, a grand jury chose not to indict Mr Wilson in shooting, sparking violence and protests in Ferguson and across the United States.

Sharpton urged his congregation to join the peaceful protests in Ferguson, but condemned those who had used Brown’s death as an excuse to burn and loot businesses in the community.

‘Don’t confuse them with the young folk who are standing up and marching, and the old folk,’ he said. ‘They are the true patriots in this country, because they are asking for the system to correct itself.’

After the service at Friendly Temple Missionary, Sharpton spoke at a service held at a parking lot on West Florissant Avenue, next to where The Flood Christian Church once stood.

In the background stood the remains of the building that was torched during the violence that followed the grand jury decision not to indict Mr Wilson.

Michael Brown’s father is a member of the church, whose pastor Carlton Lee has been active in the movement of those calling for justice in the shooting death.

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  • Ngati Pakeha

    I know I’m stating the obvious but they need to put a muzzle on the so called “Reverend”. Aren’t incitement laws written to address behaviour such as his that seems pro forma?

    • Who Me?

      I read today that they are *Thinking* about indicting Michaels Brown’s “father” or “stepfather” or whatever he is for incitement to riot, for his impassioned speech to “Burn this B***H down” last Monday night. They need to put ol’ Rev Al up there right along with St. Swisher’s mama’s babydaddy.

      • Ngati Pakeha

        Mmm…”thinking”…I often think about lying on a tropical beach being spoon fed by the Sports Illustrated bikini gals. There is more chance of this happening to me than “Mr. Brown” being put in the dock.

        • Albert

          They have a right to free speech. Be nice if we had the same right.

          • Ngati Pakeha

            Actually, on that note, I have to give Charles Barkley a good rap as he has come out and called the “rioters” out for what they really are.

          • WhiteVeinKratom

            Ferguson needs more Charles Barkley’s.

          • Max

            The survey says: “No”.

          • Whitesneedtobebrave

            You are right. We do not need any so called black heroes.

  • Frank_DeScushin

    “Reverend Al Sharpton delivered an impassioned sermon to a packed St Louis church, in which he warned prosecutors that ‘the fight is not over’”

    Trust us, Al, we all know that the fight is not over. No matter how many trillions America seeks into the black community, no matter how many advantages that the government grants to blacks over whites, no matter how much groveling white Liberals do, “the fight” will always be foremost in your mind as well as the mind of the majority of blacks. It makes one wonder: why do all this spending, groveling, and hamstringing of our own children in the first place if we’ll always be viewed as enemy combatants?

  • In the background stood the remains of the building that was torched during the violence that followed the grand jury decision not to indict Mr Wilson.

    It was the church that Michael Brown’s father belongs to, one of those dinky storefront hustles. I think it used to be a fast food joint.

    • TruthBeTold

      He blamed White Supremacists for the fire.

      • bilderbuster

        I wonder who owned the building and if it was insured?

  • DaveMed

    Justice came to Ferguson in August.

  • TruthBeTold

    As much as blacks are trying to push the narrative, Michael Brown was NOT a Civil Rights Martyr.

    • Sick of it

      He was a man of the same caliber as Michael King – A criminal.

  • phorning

    I wouldn’t call it sermon, as that word implies a relationship to Christianity. We all know that Christianity had no influence on Sharpton’s speech..

  • ncpride

    Guess ‘ole Al didn’t get the memo………Joe from his own network (MSNBC) apparently went on a rant the other morning condemning the (his words) BS being spewed all over that network about Ferguson to the point he can’t take it anymore. I wonder if Joe apologized or has been fired yet? Don’t really care, but I love it when liberals eat their own.

    • none of your business

      Who is Joe?

      • ncpride

        Joe Scarborough from ‘Morning Joe’ on MSNBC. He ripped his own network for the way they have handled……er, LIED about Ferguson.

  • If blacks aren’t dumb as a box of rocks, why do they always follow scumbag conmen like Sharpton. And why does NBC promote that old fool with his own TV show?

    If I had a TV I would boycott NBC totally and be trying to organize a white boycott of the whole damn network.

    White lives matter. The truth matters. NBC and Sharpton are in bed with each other lying their heads off.

    • Conrad

      Speaking of boycotts. All you are still boycotting General Foods because of their Cheerios commercial, aren’t you?

      • Yep, although I no longer put the boxes of Cheerios in the big freezers at the supermarket. I never got around to slashing boxes with a razor blade either. It seemed a shame to waste food. BTW, they also did a white gay male married couple with a black baby commercial. I hate them.

        • MannyR

          I saw that commercial, the gay couple with the black baby. All I could wonder was when did the tribe buy General Mills?

        • Kenner

          Dude, you’d be on camera! Don’t!

        • none of your business

          I hope we all boycott Walmart forever and ever. Their Christmas TV ads are all the same White blonde and black man. The ads imply they are married.

          • Max

            They sure aren’t going to put people like the ones you see in the stores on commercials. As hilarious as that would be I’d think they could increase business.

  • Jessica Lee

    How many Bible verses did he talk about in his “sermon?”.

    • Dr.Bazzi

      This cockroach would not know a Bible if he fell over one.

      • Bon, From the Land of Babble

        Turns out Sharpton does have a Bible – his own version, that is.

        • Ohmy!

          This is clever! Funny!

    • ElComadreja

      Exactly what divinity school did he attend?

  • Luca

    ‘This is not about Darren Wilson’s job. This is about Michael Brown’s justice.’

    C’mon Al, cut the bull, this about the money. Name your price already.

    • DaveMed

      He probably has more than enough money to live quite well for the rest of his life.

      I think that it’s more about attention. He lives to be seen and heard.

      • Raymond Daniels

        I wish he would pay his taxes than if he has so much money…

        • Bon, From the Land of Babble

          Sharpton owes ≈ $4.7 million in back taxes.

          He drives a Rolls Royce Phantom – which retail for approximately $450,000.

          • OS-Q

            I’ve never been picky about cars, but that is just plain ugly to me. It looks like a caricature of luxury cars. With black paint it looks like a hearse and white paint it looks like a boat.

          • Raymond Daniels

            British regalia..

          • The Worlds Scapegoat

            There is a law in the UK that nothing can be better looking than the ugliest person in the royal family.

            .

  • If they are arresting the father of Michel brown for enticing riots, why is al still free…..

  • bilderbuster

    “Michael Brown’s Church”
    What a hoot!
    “See him an him Mama was dere ery Sunday sittin’ in da front”.

    • Bon, From the Land of Babble

      Was Tawana Brawley there?

      And did Al Charge Admission?

      Look, we lost a great talent!

      Terrific lyricist. Who’ll ever be able to forget his classic masterwork, “Smokin’ Dope and F******’ Hoes”, recorded only days before the world lost this gentle giant of a man.

      • bilderbuster

        That’s my favorite song!
        They should have sang that at “his” church.

        • Bon, From the Land of Babble

          I thought “his” church burned down…oh wait, that was Michael Sr.’s church that burned down – the pastor blamed it on “White Supremacists.”

          • bilderbuster

            Of course it was White Supremacists who burned the church down!
            I certainly hope you’re not implying that Blacks would do such a despicable deed?

          • Bon, From the Land of Babble

            Same White supremacists that Bill Clinton said burned down churches when he was growing up a poor black child in Arkansas:

            “I have vivid and painful memories of black churches being burned in my own state when I was a child.”

          • bilderbuster

            By God you’re right!
            They must be stopped!

          • Flanders21

            Bill Clinton’s Fantasy

            “I have vivid and painful memories of black churches being burned in my own state when I was a child.”
            President Clinton
            June 8 1996 – national radio address

            THE FACTS

            “Others don’t recall what Clinton does”
            Headline in Arkansas Democrat Gazette of a column by Frank Wolfe
            June 9, 1996

            “I’ve never known of a black church being burned in Arkansas.”
            John Ferguson, Director Arkansas History Commission
            quoted in the Frank Wolfe column June 9, 1996

            “I looked through my files. I couldn’t find anything.” [referring to the Clinton quote about fires at black churches in Arkansas]
            Curtis Sykes, Chairman Arkansas Black History Advisory Committee quoted in the Wolfe column June 9, 1996

            “We were just fortunate not to have one.” [when asked about fires at Arkansas black churches]
            Jerry Jewell, former state senator and former
            Branch President of Arkansas NAACP

          • Max

            No, you see, what Bill MEANT was that when he was a child in Arkansas he had vivid *memories* of black churches being burned. He didn’t say that they *actually* were burned, only that he had painful memories of such events.

            The vast, right-wing conspiracy is always misinterpreting what he said; things like “is”.

          • Ohmy!

            Bill Clinton is a sociopath, so he is a pathological liar. He speaks forth lies, truth and lies being the same in him.

          • Charles Martel

            His “wife” is no better

          • Flanders21

            Eleanor Roosevelt would agree…

          • Flanders21

            Been giving you up-votes through disqus but they have been showing up as guest votes.

          • Bon, From the Land of Babble

            Thanks for your support, always.

            Some have been showing up as Flanders21, on my Disqus account, some as Guest.

            I did not want to become entangled in that flame war (!!).

            He dropped me from his “follow” list anyway so it doesn’t matter.

          • Flanders21

            No big loss…ever got time to waste read his and a few of his followers comments…none of them would post a link or paste a comment that i supposedly made…none of them including augur could answer the real pertinent questions.He is 100% a liar and being deceptive. He made a comment that was word for word that Thoughtcriminal had used in a comment to me…funny that when supposedly according to augur thought criminals account no longer exist.

          • Bon, From the Land of Babble

            Time to move on…there’s much to do.

    • Charles Martel

      It was his father – Michael Brown, Sr- who was a member of the torched church. He was reportedly baptized there within the past couple of weeks.

  • [Guest]

    >>>‘the fight is not over’

    There is no fight. White people are cowering in the corner wearing soiled diapers and sucking their thumbs.

    • WhiteVeinKratom

      I don’t think most “White people are cowering in the corner”.
      Most of us are responsible people who don’t have time to riot or loot.
      I have to get 7 hours of sleep, at night, so I can go to my J.O.B.
      I’d say that most of the rioters and protesters are unemployed.

      If/When all this BullSh|t comes between us and our J.O.B.’s,
      then Whites won’t have a reason sit quietly.
      Things will get real serious then.

      • Sheik Yerbouti

        While I agree, the situation is already between a lot of us and our jobs. Some of us commute through hellish territory in beaters, praying the car doesn’t crap out. Pulling out has caused this. Running from blacks caused this. But there was little choice once the “blacks can do no wrong” mantra came to life.

        For generations blacks have been teaching their children to terrorize smaller white kids in school. And now they wonder why they are so often avoided? Their racism is not cleverly hidden, its on their sleeve. They’re proud of it. ANY crime that can be committed against a white person is perfectly acceptable to them.

        THAT is the difference between black and white.

        • The Worlds Scapegoat

          It has already come between me and my ability to support myself.

          “THAT is the difference between black and white.”

          Blacks attack whites, and whites attack the whites who were attacked by black for complaining about it.

          .

      • The Worlds Scapegoat

        If every white person in the world took a week off work to riot and bust heads, our problems would soon be over.

        .

  • Ograf

    Al is just about as dumb as he was when he was hollering about Tawana Brawley, and he is just as wrong now as he was then.

  • dd121

    Has Brown been beatified by this guy? Doesn’t matter that he’s not Catholic. That can be arranged postmortum.

    • none of your business

      Englemann still worships the sacred Saints Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt and another married pair, the Saints and martyrs Julius and Ethel Rosenberg along with Saint Henry Wallace and the founders of their order, Saints Marx, Lenin and Stalin.

  • Bon, From the Land of Babble

    Reverend Al Sharpton delivered an impassioned sermon stirred up black folks:

    Blunts smoked in the parking lot before the sermon. Lots of exhortations for “hands up” and “don’t shoot.” Agitating and harsh words about racial profiling and being disrespected by The Man. Pouring of Malt Liquor for brothers’ lives cut short, who will never be brain surgeons. Shots fired in the parking lot until it clears out, a final drive-by attempted by a car full of thugs, stirred up by Al’s fiery rhetoric.

    Same as it ever was.

    The unarmed teenager was shot dead

    Drink!!

    • Max

      What sort of nationwide “dialogue” should we expect commemorating and investigating the unarmed WHITE Begic who was killed by blacks with hammers? It would never occur to them that hammers are designed as a construction tool and not a murder weapon.

      • Bon, From the Land of Babble

        This was not news on the West Coast.

        If it weren’t for the Internet, I wouldn’t even know about this heinous, race-hate murder.

        Yet it’s Thug Brown 24/7 STILL.

        Let’s hope the Bosnian community extracts revenge.

  • disqus_Xz3UA6obwj

    Next week there will be some other shooting to focus on and Ferguson will quietly go away like the Trayvon Martin shooting did. The irrational prejudiced blacks have been humiliated and proven to be to blame yet again.

    • MannyR

      They’re already trying to make the BB gun kid the next Trayvon or lil Mikey Brown. Just listening to some idiot on one of our local radio stations talk about ” Why can’t cops shoot to incapacitate or wound?”…. It’ll stop when a groups of white protestors chain themselves to a tv stations doors across the country and refuse to leave.

      • UncleSham

        Most of the protesters in Cleveland were White. They blocked traffic for a couple of hours on the freeway last week.

        • MannyR

          I don’t doubt it, here in Seattle it’s all THC laden liberals walking around with their hands in the air or holding signs claiming “Black lives Matter”…ok, if you say so. Maybe someone should let Blacks know that.

          • Kenner

            I’m in Seattle as well.

          • MannyR

            I was at 3rd and pike earlier, very vibrant very ethnic.

          • none of your business

            Jesse Jackson was in Seattle couple days ago and made a speech in one of the black Churches. Your Mayor made a statement that Darren Wilson got away with murdering Mike Brown.

      • none of your business

        They watch too many of those old black and White westerns on TCM.

  • JohnEngelman

    Justice will come to Furguson when the criminals are scraped off of the street and shoveled into prison.

    • none of your business

      Go away. You are an old commie and you hate us because we are the White goyim and worship the Trayvon Martins and Mike Browns of this world as much as you worship FDR and Henry Wallace.

      • JohnEngelman

        Franklin Roosevelt is my favorite president. If he had lived longer I believe that the cold war would have been less acrimonious.

        Just because I have liked members of the American Communist Party does not mean that I am now or have ever been a CPUSA member. Unfortunately, distinctions are beyond your comprehension.

        If you had better reading comprehension, you would have realized that in the comment you responded to with animosity I advocated prison for “the Trayvon Martins and Mike Browns of this world.”

        You should have stayed in school.

  • Sick of it

    “‘All you’ve got to do is read the transcript,’ Sharpton said. ‘Better yet, let a federal grand jury read the transcript.’”

    Even better, let a federal grand jury indict Sharpton for tax evasion.

    • none of your business

      People claim Sharpton can’t read the teleprompter for his show.

      • Charles Martel

        Not just a claim! You can find clips on YouTube of this mangling his script.

  • Yves Vannes

    Whatever he said, is was low key compared to what J. Wright lectured to Ozero and his family every Sunday.

  • John

    Sharpton says ‘the fight is not over’ and ‘justice will come to Ferguson’. As a white person I quote “I have not yet begun to fight” John Paul Jones. Justice will prevail when the fight is over and whites emerge triumphant.

    • The fight was over in August.

    • Charles Martel

      There once was a thug named Brown.
      Who bum rushed a cop with a frown.
      Six bullets later,
      He met his creator.
      Then his homies burnt down the town.

  • Caucasoid88

    Al Sharpton is a deflated grape. He needs to pick back up on the carbs to send oxygen to that mentally challenged brain of his.

    • IstvanIN

      Did he do those raisin commercials 25 years ago?

  • Whitesneedtobebrave

    Dear U Al, always there to pull the race card and blame the white man. if there were no whites, he would not have a full time job being a anti white racist.

    • Harry

      If there were no whites, he would be targeting another race. Blacks are not too thrilled with Asians and they grudgingly get along with Hispanics.

      • Whitesneedtobebrave

        Yes, but they will join with the non whites to fight against the whites. This is teh case of teh enemy of my enemy is my friend.

        • Sheik Yerbouti

          It’s hard to care at all as I watch blacks get plowed under by Hispanics in the US.

          • Charles Martel

            The race card won’t work agains Hispanics or Asians. Black Americans are in for a rude awakening.

  • Adolf Verloc

    Reverend Al never ceases to amaze me. I’ve never seen a radical movement in the US or elsewhere that would tolerate a secret police informer as a great leader. But then, few radical movements are as stupid as this one.

    • MannyR

      Blacks would have no problem being led by the Devil if they thought they could up their Obama phone minutes and SNAP benefits.

    • bilderbuster

      The African National Congress tries to be at least equally as stupid.

    • none of your business

      Some claim Stalin was an informer. Sharpton just might be controlled opposition sponsored by our government for decades, something like MLK was. He got even more federal grants after Twanna Brawley. Had the federal government disapproved of the Twanna Brawley hoax his grants would have been cut off.
      All these preachers get their money from the feds and the great foundations like Tides, Woods, Carnegie, Ford etc.
      Therefore, the federal govt and the elites created Sharpton and keep him in power.

  • MekongDelta69

    “Rev” Al Sharp-Tonnage is no more a “reverend” than “Reverend” Ike’s prayer cloths would make you rich.
    [You have to be slightly older to get this one…]

  • Frank Pucillo

    ‘the fight is not over’ and ‘justice will come to Ferguson’. …… Excuse me rev but you got justice for Mike Brown.You just want a good old fashion lynching like the Klan.The difference is 99% of all the blacks and whites lynched by the Klan were guilty. You all want to lynch an innocent man for doing his job.

    • bilderbuster

      They want to lynch a White man because he’s White.

      • The Worlds Scapegoat

        They would be happy lynching a Mexican or Asian if he was light enough.

        .

        • bilderbuster

          No. They’ll settle for one of those only if they have to.
          Only lynching/raping Whites makes them happy, even if only for a while.

  • LexiconD1

    Al Sharpton isn’t a Reverend at all. He doesn’t even have a college degree.

    • bilderbuster

      MLK wasn’t a Doctor either.

      • He plagiarised his dissertation.

      • Harry

        He was a PhD. He received it from college in Boston. It is said that there is exactly one sentence of original thought in his dissertation; the rest was plagiarized.

      • See The Future

        he was a womanizer and plagiarist

        • bilderbuster

          And a Communist drunkard.

    • none of your business

      His mommy who ran a hoot and holler store front church “ordained” him when he was 9 years old.

    • Ohmy!

      Al Sharpton wouldn’t have the patience (or smarts) to attend college and earn a degree, being unable to comprehend the coursework (college and/or seminary).

  • Whitesneedtobebrave

    I saw on yahoo today that the prosecutors have an Indian American on their team who fight for so called negro civil rights. Her name is Vanita Gupta. So now we have asiatic Hindus joining forces with negros to fight the white man.

    • Kenner

      Some of the Indians here are very radical, we have a radical socialist on Seattle’s city council.

      • See The Future

        and elected by whom?

      • none of your business

        My sister is on a campaign to get rid of the socialist because she violates numerous regulations by running her political party “socialist alternatives” out of her city hall office using city paid employees office space, phones etc.

    • saxonsun

      Not surprised–these non-whites band together.

  • LeonNJ

    Sharpton and I are very similar; we both received our divinity degree when we opened up a Cracker Jacks box to see what our prize was.

  • ElComadreja

    Justice would be a few MOABS dropped on it.

  • Ohmy!

    Al Sharpton is laughable, a clown. How the blacks can sit in a pew, listening to him give a sermon (lecture) is unbelievable.

    • Max

      I can easily imagine blacks listening to this huckster. What is incomprehensible is that WHITES give this ill-bred, ignorant con-man any credence -and a TV show to boot!

      • Ohmy!

        It’s whites (and others) who don’t think, who don’t care (and who don’t know about the danger of sociopaths) that give this “man” a platform to speak his bull. Humanity doesn’t matter to him. He gets charged by the attention that he receives, simply loving the limelight.

        • Max

          I don’t think that he cares either. What is perplexing is that some significant number of whites apparently do care about this never-was and his fictional cause.

  • Ghost

    Michael Brown’s church….yeah right.

  • Shientienchi G

    I fail to believe Brown visited any place remotely defined as a church