The Breakfast Club host, and author Charlamagne Tha God, and Steven Furtick, Pastor of Elevation Church talk race and religion in a segment called “Come Out of Your Corner.”The two men who grew up in the same neighborhood, recently linked up and went back home to Moncks Corner, South Carolina where they shared their stories on race and religion.
Furtick and Charlamagne visited Berkeley Middle School, where the two attended, but had different experiences.
“Berkeley Middle School was the worst part of my life,” Furtick said. “This is where I learned to be afraid of black people … and I learned it because my dad taught me that. It’s not an intellectual belief. It’s an emotional belief.”
Furtick admitted the embarrassment that followed him for years because of his father’s racist teachings. However, he confessed his heart changed completely when he converted to Christianity.
Charlamagne then admitted that he was taught to, “punch a white boy.”
The radio show host then went on to say that only “morally honest” conversations can bring resolution to the racial issues plaguing the nation.
“People are listening with the intent to reply and not to truly understand,” Charlamagne continued. “Being morally honest means sitting down and actually listening to a person and understanding where they’re coming from.”
The men then headed to Furtick’s old church, The Woodman of the World Church, where they started a dialogue about God’s calling on their lives.
“If you ask me right now what God wanted me to do … just serve,” Charlamagne said in the video. “That’s what you do. You’re a pastor. I feel like I do the same thing. I’m just not a pastor.”
“How we could grow up in such a small place and then both go out and do what we feel like God has called us to do … this Moncks Corner thing shaped us and made us who we were,” he said.
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