The infamous Reverend William Barber, head of the North Carolina NAACP and Moral Monday March leader has made any number of ridiculous claims and outrageous statements over the years. Lucky for you I have compiled a list of the top 5 (even though there are so many more) outrageous things Rev. Barber has said or done.
5. In an appearance on Bill Maher’s show, Barber claimed that Republican leaders in NC are extreme and immoral and Maher called them the “bad guys” who hijacked the state. He enjoyed a high five with Bill Maher for that one- his clever comments about how backward Republicans are. Oddly enough, Barber and his crew are the ones who still believe, against all scientific evidence, that a baby in the womb is not actually a life.
4. In 2013, shortly after the election of NC Governor Pat McCrory, Rev. William Barber announced that he had delivered a letter to the governor decrying Gov. McCrory’s signing of the bill that repealed the Racial Justice Act. Here is an excerpt from the press conference he held: “We just delivered a letter to the governor and the speaker saying, you’ve got the power to stop this. Just reconsider your attacks on Medicaid, voting rights, the unemployed, and the poor. If you don’t, then we will probably escalate in some ways – I’m not going to say how – because what they’re not going to do is live in peace while they hurt so many people and destroy so many lives.“
3. At a convention of far-left activists back in 2014, Barber told the audience he was “bothered” by North Carolina politicians citing “freedom” to campaign against an over-reaching government. Indeed, Barber for years has lobbied for massive government programs under the cloak of “justice,” while characterizing as immoral any talk of individual liberty and free markets. “Our deepest moral traditions declare that the true challenge of society is not private charity but public policy that impacts how people exist every day of our lives,” declared Barber. Apparently “Morality” and “justice,” according to Barber, can only be achieved through political means.
2. On May 30, 2017, Barber was arrested after refusing to leave the North Carolina state Legislative building during a protest over Health Care legislation. In fact, he makes a habit of being unruly and blocking access to buildings as a form of protest and is arrested regularly as a result. Of course, the best way for a preacher to lead by example is to disobey the law.
1. He said in an MSNBC interview that praying for President Trump “borders on heresy.” Clearly Rev. Barber has not been reading his Bible. In 2 Timothy 2:1, Paul instructs us to pray “for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions.” Strangely, Paul does not specify party affiliation or even that we should only pray for leaders with whom we agree, or leaders we like.
At best, Rev. Barber is misinterpreting Scripture and morality. At worst, he is blatantly manipulating the words of the Bible as a tool for his own political gain. He tends to use his title as a political weapon, throwing the word “immoral” around with a sense of authority, hoping it will stick to anyone with whom he disagrees politically.
Furthermore, He and the NAACP also receive generous funding from George Soros, the billionaire financier who backs so many left-wing groups. Could it be any more obvious that William Barber is not a sincere man of faith, but a political pawn of the left who uses the Word of God to achieve political gains? As far as I’m concerned, that is the real heresy.
That joke is as much a minister as tax dodger Al Sharpton.
I would like to know where the good reverend received his theology degree. Me thinks it was by mail order
Andrew Christian says
Reverend Barber is indeed infamous. He fights for voter rights and human rights; something republicans clearly don’t like or understand. He has done more for humankind than more people can ever imagine.
Careful “Larry”….your racism is showing.
Well I would like to know how Larry’s comment is racist??? There was no mention of race. Just the fact that Sharpton is a tax dodger and if you are going to portray yourself as a minister then conduct yourself like one not a criminal!
Only one person in any of these post has thrown is race card!
J R Bryan says
Re the Tarheel’s comment: Rev. Barber’s biography states he has a Divinity degree from Duke. I asked a minister friend years ago if this was true and he said it was. He knew Barber personally.
George Zeller says
I fail to see the outrageous.
Strike the last two words from George’s comment, and you have the perfect description of every far-left idiot like him ever.
Boyd William Thomas says
Neither Barber and Sharpton say nothing about God or the word of God as they speak. These two only work to divide people and create more hatred between people. God said many false prophets will rise in these last days deceiving many people. Both Barber and Sharpton speak of hating other people. God said (1 John 3-15) Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer and no murderer has no eternal life. this alone shows that Barber and Sharpton are not of God.
He has shown all he cares about is himself. How he put Reverend with his name is a mockery to the men who truly serves the Lord and knows Gods Holy word. Just like Sharpton it is how much money he can con people out of. He is probably getting plenty of our tax dollars.
Now you know what is hurting NC
Charles H. Walkup, Jr. says
Having read Aldous Huxley’s The Devils of Loudon (appendix on herd mentality), and then observing Barber lead a protest at the NC legislature re: HB2, seeing his expression and the skillful way he created a herd mentality there, what immediately came to mind was “demonic”. There are parallels (charisma, e.g.) between Grandier (the French Priest who finally burned at the stake) and Barber in their ability to mesmerize and (mis)lead groups by claiming to speak for God.
Here is a great article by Chris Hedges who received his Divinity degree from Harvard. It clearly explains the North Carolina Fascist Christian types and supports Reverend Barbers comments about the misguided Faith leaders who prayed with Trump.
Reverend Barber earned a Divinity degree from Duke University.
I have heard Reverend Barber speak many times and he does cite Chapter and Verse from the Bible as well as always bringing other Faith Ministers to speak.
The people at NC Civitas and the sad folks who ignorantly support their views and make false comments about the Reverend are truly Fascist Christians!