Discussing everything from ivermectin (“horse paste”), to climate change, to racial politics, the Minister was on a roll.
Until he hit a speed bump.
In a virtue-signaling verbal mini-treatise on the trial of Kyle Rittenhouse, Tennant made two grave errors:
- Tennant claimed the two men whom Rittenhouse killed in self-defense were “black protesters.”
- Tennant claimed that Rittenhouse, “a teenage vigilante,” “traveled from Illinois up to Wisconsin carrying his assault rifle.”
A cursory examination of widely available evidence shows that the men shot by Rittenhouse were not black, but white.
Wantonly spreading racially inflammatory disinformation from the pulpit is a serious injustice not only toward Mr. Rittenhouse, as his trial continues, but also to the community of Charlottesville, which does not need any more “pastors” stirring up racial animosity.
A public retraction and repentance would go a long way toward salvaging Dr. Tennant’s reputation—and is the least that Mr. Rittenhouse and the Charlottesville Community deserve.