Star Parker condemns Virginia's legislators who silenced black pastor

February 14, 2020 | Star Parker

Parker reminds lawmakers that religious liberty is an essential Constitutional right

Matt Naugle
Director of Communications, CURE | tel. 202-854-1990 |

Washington, DC -- Rev. Dr. Robert M. Grant Jr. of The Father’s Way Church in Warrenton, Virginia was invited to give the Virginia House of Delegates opening prayer on Tuesday morning. Rev. Grant shared an eloquent and principled prayer, where he stood for life, marriage, and traditional Biblical principles. In response, Democratic Lawmakers in Virginia's House of Delegates heckled and walked out on him. (Video available here:

Ultimately, Speaker Eileen Filler-Corn (D-Fairfax) silenced Rev. Grant by banging her gavel and switching to the Pledge of Allegiance.

In response to Rev. Grant’s shameful treatment, Star Parker’s Center for Urban Renewal and Education (CURE) is reminding legislators that religious liberty is an essential Constitutional right:

“Rev. Grant’s prayer was the truth and Democrats couldn’t handle it,” said CURE President Star Parker. “Liberal Delegates in the Virginia House of Delegates treated Rev. Grant with contempt. A black pastor had the courage to stand for he believes in a legislative body that supports abortion, infanticide, and the limiting of our God-given Constitutional liberties. Rev. Grant is correct that these are crucial times, and he is right to remind liberal Delegates about how far their extreme agenda has gone.” continued Parker.

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