William E. Lori

Pastor of MLK's former church discusses King's legacy at interfaith event in Baltimore

Pastor of MLK's former church discusses King's legacy at interfaith event in Baltimore

A pastor from the church of Martin Luther King decried the sanitization of King’s legacy at an interfaith service held Thursday.

“We resurrected a new Martin Luther King,” said the Rev. Raphael Gamaliel Warnock, pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, to an audience of several hundred people at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen.

In attendance were Mayor Catherine Pugh, Police Commissioner Darryl DeSousa and Archbishop Rev. William E. Lori. In his opening remarks, Lori remembered the deaths of King as well as Freddie Gray, who was arrested by police three years ago Thursday.

Warnock’s speech warmed up the faithful with laughs, often followed up later by trenchant...

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