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Lexington Activist says he still supports Southland despite controversial video

Posted at 8:05 PM, Jun 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-08 20:05:17-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — Southland Christian Church apologized after they received criticism for posting a video many people believed marginalized African Americans. The video has since been removed. Lexington community activist Devine Carama says although the video is upsetting, he still supports the church.

The video was released last week in response to the Black Lives Matter movement. It has since been deleted, after some members called it tone-deaf, including activist Devine Carama.

"The video failed to have any culpability to the oppressive struggles that have led to the protest," Carama said. "They failed to even recognize police brutality, it failed to even mention the names of some of the African American people that we've lost in the last couple months."

Southland Christian Church has since apologized, posting this on their Facebook page.