by WorldTribune Staff, August 7, 2016
Members of a prominent black church in Charlotte, North Carolina said they believe that supporting Donald Trump for president is is what’s best for their community.
The statement, while a shock to the prevailing consensus, is “the right thing to do” , said a key representative of the Antioch Road to Glory International Ministries. She explained that policies backed by Hillary Clinton have had a deleterious effect on the African American community.
Katrina Rodgers, daughter of the church’s founder, said she believes Hillary Clinton has supported crime initiatives that have hurt the community served by Antioch Road to Glory.
“It had a rippling effect,” Rodgers said. “Not only did the prison population increase but it brought about division in our homes.”
Rodgers said the church is already taking heat from the Left for its stance but “this is what we feel in our heart of hearts that is right for us to do so we’re moving forward on that.”
The church on Aug. 7 held a town hall meeting that featured Trump’s daughter-in-law, Lara Trump, and former “The Apprentice” star Omarosa.
Supporting Trump will help working blacks, church members said.
“Providing jobs would automatically have a rippling effect on the economy which would have effects on crime rates which would have its effect on families,” Rodgers said.