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  • Pastor Gets in Sharpton’s Face: ‘You’re Nothing But A Pimp’

    Al Sharpton took to the streets of Hartford, Conn. on Sunday for another racially motivated march, after the city saw a recent spike in violent crime. Sharpton concluded his appearance with a speech at Shiloh Baptist Church.

    Most of the event, titled “Stop the Violence & Cease the Killing,” included speeches from different pastors and local church leaders who have unanimous support of Sharpton.

    One critic, however, went off on Sharpton, accusing the reverend of being interested solely in money and calling him “nothing but a pimp.”

    There was a call for donations before Sharpton spoke.

    Local pastor Marcus Mosiah Jarvis stood up and called Sharpton a charlatan as he made his way down the center aisle of the fully-packed church, objecting to what he saw as profiteering.

    “How dare you ask the people of Hartford to give you their money,” Jarvis yelled at Sharpton.

    “You’re nothing but a pimp,” he continued, referencing the request made by the previous speaker that every pastor and preacher donate $100 to Sharpton’s nonprofit civil rights organization.

    Jarvis wondered how a fundraiser for Sharpton’s organization, National Action Network, would actually help the impoverished living in Hartford.

    “Don’t you come up in here asking us for money,” he said.

    Sharpton, who reportedly owes more than $4 million in state and federal taxes, responded by calmly drawing $1,000 in cash from his jacket pocket and suggested it be used to help build a memorial for victims of violence.

    “Everything that you all raise will go to a memorial,” he said. “. . . For the lives that could have gone on to cure cancer. Lives that could have been the next President of the United States.”


    Alicia Powe

    Staff Writer

    Alicia Powe is a staff writer for Daily Surge. She worked in the War Room of the Rudy Giuliani Presidential Committee and served as a White House Intern during the George W. Bush administration. Alicia has written for numerous outlets, including Human Events, Media Research Center and Townhall.com.

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