Raphael Warnock tells parishioners his victory in Georgia runoff part of 'God's vision'

Raphael Warnock tells parishioners his victory in Georgia runoff part of 'God's vision'


ATLANTA — Rev. Raphael Warnock, Georgia’s first black senator-elect and pastor of the famed Ebenezer Baptist Church, said on Sunday that his victory over Republican Sen. Kelly Loeffler was part of “God’s vision.”

“If you look with an honest eye at the history of this country and see this moment, you must know that this is a glimpse of God’s vision of more inclusive humanity,” Warnock said during his 9 a.m. sermon, the first of two he delivered on Sunday.

“Whoever would have thought that in the state of Georgia we would see the people of Georgia rise and send an African American man who grew up in public housing, the pastor of this Ebenezer Baptist Church where Dr. King preached and a Jewish young man, son of an immigrant, to the United States Senate,” he added.

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Warnock and Jon Ossoff defeated Republican incumbents Loeffler and David Perdue in two remarkable runoff races that turned Georgia blue.

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