The Rev. Raphael Warnock was back in hot water Tuesday for saying in 2011 that Americans cannot serve both God and the military, prompting Sen. Tom Cotton to suggest that the Democratic candidate should withdraw from the Georgia Senate run-off race.
Mr. Warnock, whose past leftist statements have kept his campaign on the defensive, said during the sermon that “America, nobody can serve God and the military,” as shown in a video clip posted by the National Republican Senatorial Committee.
Mr. Cotton responded Tuesday by tweeting: “This is an insult to everyone who served. Raphael Warnock should withdraw.”
In the sermon entitled “When Truth Meets Power,” Mr. Warnock continued: “You can’t serve God and money. You cannot serve God and mammon at the same time. America, choose ye this day whom you will serve. Choose ye this day.”
Mr. Warnock, the senior pastor at the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, has faced a steady drumbeat of condemnation on the