Atlanta Pastor Who Claims Black Women Can’t Raise Boys Into Men Under Fire

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Aretha Franklin Nephew Slams Pastor Jasper Williams Over Offensive Funeral Speech

Atlanta Pastor Rev Jasper Williams Slammed For Claiming Black Women Can’t Raise A Boy To Be A Man

Late Aretha Franklin family members are not happy with Atlanta Pastor, Rev Jasper Williams over a controversial eulogy he gave during the funeral service of the Queen of Soul.

While speaking on behalf of the family, the singer’s nephew, Vaughan Franklin said Rev Jasper’s eulogy was offensive.

Here is what she told the Detroit Press on Monday.

“I want to speak on behalf of the Franklin family as it relates to the comments that Rev. Jasper Williams, Jr. made on Friday during my aunt’s Celebration of Life service on Friday, August 31. We found the comments to be offensive and distasteful.

Rev. Jasper Williams spent more than 50 minutes speaking and at no time did he properly eulogize her.

My aunt did not ask Rev. Jasper Williams, Jr. to eulogize her before she passed away because dying is a topic that she never discussed with anyone.

Our family asked Rev. Jasper Williams, Jr. to perform the eulogy because he eulogized our grandfather (Rev. C. L. Franklin), my aunt (Erma Franklin) and my uncle (Cecil Franklin). However, there were several people that my aunt admired that would have been outstanding individuals to deliver her eulogy including Dr. William J. Barber, Rev. Al Sharpton, Dr. Michael Eric Dyson, Rev. James Holley and Pastor E.L. Branch.

We feel that Rev. Jasper Williams, Jr. used this platform to push his negative agenda, which as a family, we do not agree with. “

During his eulogy, Williams received a lot of backlash after claiming that a black woman cannot raise a black boy to be a man. Many thought that he was being disrespectful to the singer who was a single mother of four.

Williams was also accused of minimizing the Black Lives Matter movement due to black-on-black crime when he said,

“Black lives must not matter until black people start respecting black lives and stop killing ourselves.”

Watch his eulogy below!

5 thoughts on “Atlanta Pastor Who Claims Black Women Can’t Raise Boys Into Men Under Fire

  1. He spoke the truth nobody should castigate him.
    Not only black women, all single women struggle with single parenting
    He said the right thing at the wrong place that is his only offence. He should have been more sensitive

    • He never spoke the truth, not all black or single woman are what he said. How many black men have left the responsibility of raising children on the single mother or the black woman. There are a lot of black men who has never raised a finger to even take care of their children. Most black men all they know is going around having children with different baby mamas and even running away with no forwarding address until the children are grown up and then they show up to say bad things about the women who spent all their monies, emotions, energies to raise their children. How many single women have trained their children to become better people in the society. I can name a lot of people who have come out to be great men and women, trained or looked after by single mothers. How can most great men and women always come to praise their mothers when they get an award. We always have to praise women for the great jobs they have done and are still doing. It is a shame for him to condemn the black woman.

  2. It is wrong of him to condemn all Black women; but, to say the truth giving what obtains here in America, he was referring to Black American women. Majority of them that are single mothers chose to be that way because they don’t know who got them pregnant. How can you have a wife or girlfriend and before you know it she is pregnant for another man only for the truth to come out years later? During my school days in Arkansas, there was this beautiful Black American girl married to a very wealthy Black American man and supposedly they have 3 children. This woman rides expensive cars to work at Sams Wholesales club. One day she confessed to my friend and myself that those children belong to two other men (boyfriends) but the husband thinks they are his. Asked why she did that she said she married the husband for money. Now tell me if the husband had found out and drove her away would he not be labeled an irresponsible man? On the other side of the coin, there was this Black American friend of mine who has 5 children by different women. Both of us worked at the same country club. I asked him how he takes care of the children since he lives alone and he told me “the government takes care of them”. I laughed at him and he looked at me as if I was a fool. So, @Ama it is those type of men you are referring to but to be truthful the blame goes both ways. Some women (American) are very reckless with their body that they don’t know which of the men they slept with got them pregnant and that is why they chose to raise the children by themselves. Another reason is in the case of divorce and the women deny their ex husband visitation right to their children. Some women poison the mind of their children towards their father that these children grow up to hate their father. This is very common with Black American women; White American women at least let the children know who their fathers are. Another question is this, why is it this way with Black American women? The society made it that way to destroy the Black family. A learned Black woman and a learned Black man will go look for a job, attend the same interview but the job is offered to the Black woman. The society placed the Black woman ahead of the Black man. Women being what they are, when you are making more money than your husband majority lose respect for the man. The next thing you will hear is “I don’t need a man” So Ama, you are right in your thinking and at the same time you are wrong. I know our Nigerian men and women are not all that saintly but we are much more better. Our wives and or girlfriends give us headaches but at least they stick with us and the children know who their fathers are and we take care of them.

  3. All I can say is that the rate at which black women live recklessly in our time is alarming and one is tempted to think they are the most fertile race. This baby mama thing seems more like a new wave of evil for black women especially. These women fail to understand that a reckless man can only destroy himself or end up in prison but a reckless woman can destroy herself, get pregnant, nurse a child alone or destroy the child and still land in prison, in other words women always have more to lose. I hope women will take this man’s statement as a wake up call and do some self evaluation rather than get angry. In all, I can boldly say he was referring to African American women and not the generality of the black race. Afterall, there is freedom of speech in America and anybody can say anything.

  4. All I can say is that the rate at which black women live recklessly in our time is alarming and one is tempted to think they are the most fertile race. This baby mama thing seems more like a new wave of evil for black women especially. These women fail to understand that a reckless man can only destroy himself or end up in prison but a reckless woman can destroy herself, get pregnant, nurse a child alone or destroy the child and still land in prison, in other words women always have more to lose. I hope women will take this man’s statement as a wake up call and do some self evaluation rather than get angry. Go learn from Ben Carson’s mother and women like her. In all, I can boldly say he was referring to African American women and not the generality of the black race. Afterall, there is freedom of speech in America and anybody can say anything.

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