Hollywood actress Debra Messing is backing an Alabama church pastor and his decision to put a politically-charged message outside of his building.
The Western Journal reports the sign outside of the New Era Baptist Church in Birmingham reads on one side, “a black vote for Trump is mental illness.”
And, on the other, “a white vote for Trump is pure racism.”
Taking to Twitter to voice her support, Messing wrote: “THANK YOU Alabama.”
The sign quickly brewed controversy online as the church attendees and others who saw it complained about its contents.
New Era Baptist Church Pastor Michael Jordan, who is African-American, reportedly told local news station WZDX-TV that he posted the sign to sway people from voting for President Trump: “God motivates me to take a stand for what’s right. Read the Bible and look in the White House. If they call me a racist, look in the White House.”
“When you vote for Donald Trump, you are supporting institutionalized racism,” Jordan continued.
The pastor is standing by his sign amid the controversy, the Western Journal reports.
BizPac Review reports, “What’s notable is that she wasn’t alone in her fervor. A shocking number of other admirers of the sign also joined the chorus.”
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