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Stand by Me: a Prayer of Protest

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At protests throughout nation, people are speaking out about the pain being inflicted by racism and white supremacy and the church raises a song. See this Prayer of Protest by the Rev. Dr. Jay Williams, lead pastor of Union UMC in Boston, which features the witness of Bishop LaTrelle Easterling.

** WARNING! This video documents graphic violence against peaceful protesters that may be upsetting to some viewers. ** 

"Stand By Me" a Prayer of Protest. Courtesy of Union United Methodist Church (Boston, MA), Rev. Dr. Jay Williams, Lead Pastor, Robert Kelsey (Production), Darrel Manney (Soloist), P. Karadonev (Piano), Bishop LaTrellle Miller Easterling (Union Church Senior Minister, 2008-2012). Original lyrics and music by Charles Albert Tindley.

William Mengers Sr. Sep 16, 2020 1:30am

To Whom It May Concern,
I was appalled by the one-sided political video on this website. Obviously, this video is not in favor of our country’s existing administration. President Trump is no saint, but at least he is looking out for the good of people in this country. What is the alternative to re-electing him? This makes me think that the people in charge of the Methodist Baltimore Washington Conference are both Trump haters and police haters. I have been a member of the United Methodist Church for over 25 years and don’t see how I can continue to be part of and support an organization that would post something like this video on its website.

Ed C. Sep 27, 2020 7:56am

I agree with the other commenter. I would also say, that while many thought that the gay ordination issue would be the straw that broke the camel's back, it ended up being this. The United Methodist Church has now officially plunged into full-blown apostasy. I pray for the true believers who might remain, that they might respond accordingly.