Georgia Senate Democrat candidate Raphael Warnock said during a 2011 sermon that Americans could not serve God and the military at the same time.
“America, nobody, can serve God and the military,” Warnock said in a 2011 sermon at the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia. “You can’t serve God and money. You cannot serve God and Mammon at the same time.”
Warnock served as a senior pastor at the church.
The Georgia Democrat added, “America choose ye this day who you will serve. Choose ye this day!”
Warnock currently hopes to unseat Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) during the January Senate runoff. Georgia hosts the fifth-largest active duty military population in the United States. The Peach State also has Fort Benning, one of the largest military installations in the country.
One military veteran found Warnock’s 2011 remarks very offensive to Christians who serve in the military.