LOS ANGELES, April 26, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Led by Senior Pastor Shane B. Scott from Macedonia Baptist Church and Bishop Craig Worsham from The Agape Church of Los Angeles, six south Los Angeles-based pastors will hold a press conference at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, April 27th at the City Club at 555 Flower Street, 51st Floor in downtown Los Angeles. During the press conference, the pastors be calling for policy change on issues that affect the Black and Brown communities and will also show their support for Congresswoman Waters who has received criticism for her support of the people she represents. Scott said, "Congresswoman Waters has always been on the side of the marginalized; she has been for the people because she is of the people. Her legislative agenda has not been partisan, although as a proud progressive, and regardless of race, sexual orientation, criminal background, educational attainments, or socio-economics, Congresswoman Waters has sought to create a just and equitable society for everyone."
Statement by Pastor Shane B. Scott and Bishop Craig Worsham on Behalf of South Los Angeles Religious Leaders
"As Congresswoman Maxine Waters' friend, we commend her fierce defense of liberty and justice for all – we, and other religious leaders, stand for her, as she continues to push for justice and accountability. The pendulum in American history is swinging. This pendulum of the new majority of like-minded people who have come together, have set into motion meaningful change that will last for centuries to come in America if we continue to fight. African Americans, Latinos, Asian Pacific Islanders, Native Americans, Caucasians, immigrants and refugees have a right to come together in order to form a more perfect union. We cannot continue to suffer at the hands of those who are sworn to serve and to protect us."
South Los Angeles-based pastors state that the work of justice is not yet done and we cannot stop not-violent protesting, legislating and fighting back until black, brown, yellow and every other lives in America matters. Scott went on to say that "Congresswoman Waters was right, while speaking in Brooklyn Center, MN, when she said, "'We've got to stay on the street. And we've got to get more active. We've got to get more confrontational. We've got to make sure that they know that we mean business.'"
Together, the new majority, from all walks of life—the street, the boardroom, the church, the workplace, and in our homes where we teach our children "that we hold these truths to be self-evident", must continue to push for change because in the greatest country on Earth, The United States of America, the majority rules and we are the new majority.
In addition to Pastor Scott and Pastor Worsham, the following religions leaders will also attend the press conference - Pastor J. Edgar Boyd, Senior Minister, First AME Church, Reverend John Edward Cager III, Senior Pastor, Ward AME Church, Pastor Najuma Smith-Pollard, Program Manager, USC Cecil Murray Center for Community Engagement and Senior Pastor K. W. Tulloss, Weller Street Missionary Baptist Church.