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Why Did Ebenezer Baptist Church Shut Down GA Democratic Gubernatorial Primary Candidate Ad????

Reader please look at this foolishness. There are two Stacey’s running in the GA Democratic Gubernatorial Primary. One is Black, one is white. This is an ad the white Stacey ran. It was pulled after the Church complained that it was filmed without their consent. Stacey Evans, filmed the commercial in a black church during a MLK celebration without permission AND THEN posted her image over Kings. ....

The now-deleted Instagram video posted by Democrat Stacey Evans’ campaign has sparked backlash because it ended by fading from her face to Martin Luther King Jr.’s image. The video was shot by the gubernatorial candidate’s campaign aides last week as she visited Ebenezer Baptist Church on MLK Day.

The 43-second clip ends with an image of Evans clapping in slow-motion as her face fades out and a poster of King comes into focus, briefly juxtaposing the two. Though the video was made more than a week ago, it was met with fierce criticism online Wednesday. Bakari Sellers, the former South Carolina politician and CNN analyst, tweeted that it was a sign “you have no diversity on your team & apparently don’t understand its value.”

And Anoa Changa, a progressive activist who has previously criticized Evans, penned a lengthy piece on the Peach Perspective calling the video “tone deaf” and contending it was a ploy by a white candidate to trade on a black civil rights icon’s image.

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The church was notified about the video. It looks like the church did not authorize her campaign to film or produce the video in their sanctuary. The church is a 501 c3 and cannot endorse any political candidate. The pastor sent a stern letter and called her when he found out 2 days ago telling them to remove it at once. They did. The church recently sent out a press statement clarifying the church's position.

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