A compilation of quotations on a variety of issues by national, state and regional writers, well-known personalities, just plain everyday people and from various publications collected by the editors of THE ADVANCE.
Quotes for our Times:
Anna Allen, assistant editor for the Washington Free Beacon: Herschel Walker Offers To Pay Rent for Anyone Facing Eviction by Raphael Warnock’s Church.
Republican Herschel Walker said on Tuesday morning that he will pay rent for those facing eviction at a property owned by Democratic Georgia Senator Raphael Warnock's church, which according to a Washington Free Beacon report filed numerous eviction lawsuits against poor residents throughout the coronavirus pandemic.
'I have never known a preacher that likes abortion even after birth, won’t pay his child support and evicts poor people to the street. I will pay the $4500 in past due rents,' Walker said Tuesday in response to the report.
Andrew Kerr, writer for Washington Free Beacon: ‘They Treat Me Like a Piece of S—’: Raphael Warnock’s Church Pays for His Home. It’s Also Trying To Evict the Poor From Theirs.
One of the eight Columbia Tower residents who faced eviction during the pandemic said she was unaware that Ebenezer [Baptist Church, where Warnock is senior pastor] owned the building, or that her home has received more than $15 million in taxpayer-funded assistance since 2005. …
The resident, who asked not to be identified, citing a fear of retaliation, said she was served an eviction lawsuit after submitting her rent just a day late. 'I put in the wrong card number. The money was in the bank but it didn’t go through. The next day I rectified the situation, but they still served papers,' the resident said, adding that she ultimately paid more than $300 in court fees — a figure equivalent to about two months of rent — to make the situation go away.
Alana Goodman, senior investigative reporter for the Washington Free Beacon: How Raphael Warnock dodges income taxes.
Sen. Raphael Warnock (D., Ga.) has an unusual financial arrangement with an outside employer that allowed him to avoid income taxes on $89,000 in outside salary last year, according to tax experts.
Warnock, who works as the senior pastor at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, said the church paid him $89,000 last year as a 'parsonage allowance' — as opposed to regular outside income, which is subject to strict limitations for senators under federal law. Lawmakers are not allowed to receive more than $29,895 in outside income.
Matt Vespa, Senior Editor at Townhall. com: Raphael Warnock tried to avoid a character debate. He has one now.
Warnock has thus far refused to delve into issues that could boil down to a character debate. Well, he could have one now— and it’s an issue that shreds to the core of his campaign message. You can’t say you stand and fight for ordinary Georgians in DC when the church that pays you nearly $8,000/month in housing expenses is booting those out of their residences for being $30 shy in their rent payments.