OCCUPATION: Retired pastor of the Trinity United Church of Christ
NUMBER OF TIME COVERS: 0
PREVIOUS APPEARANCES ON THE TIME 100: 0
PRO: Commended by President Lyndon B. Johnson and named one of Ebony magazine's top 15 preachers, the fiery orator used his passion and voice to draw parishioners to Christ including a young lawyer with a father from Kenya and a mother from Kansas.
CON: Infusing radical politics and language into your sermons to work up the crowd? Acceptable. Referring to the "goddamn" United States as the "U.S. of KKK. A." and claiming 9/11 was the result of corrupt U.S. policy? Not so much.
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