Religious Hate Group Lashes Out At My Article, Curses My Mom With Breast Cancer
Earlier this month, I reported on a YouTube video posted by an extremist religious group in which members say “the Messiah” will come back and kill black women “in masses.”
The people in the video belong to a denomination of the extremist Hebrew Israelite movement that believes black people, Native Americans, and Hispanics are God’s true “Chosen People.” They think white people are the seeds of Satan, but also claim they aren’t racist (Yes, I’m serious).
It turns out this fundamentalist group didn’t like my article, in which I directly quote their elder, because there are now about 20 video responses. The various members, from all across the U.S., called me a “parasite” and “the devil” and everything in between.
In true cult style, all the videos begin with an incredibly similar introductory prayer. They also all target me personally, saying I’m evil and that I’m going to be punished by God. They say white people, including me, are “Edomites,” or descendants of Esau, and are cursed. I wonder if they know about Deuteronomy 23:7, which forbids Israelites from hating the Edomites.
Thou shalt not abhor an Edomite; for he is thy brother: thou shalt not abhor an Egyptian; because thou wast a stranger in his land. (Deuteronomy 23:7)
I won’t be able to respond to all of these videos for obvious reasons, but favorite is from a member of the group out of Washington state. He says I lied about them being a “hate group,” despite admitting to hating “Caucasians” because they were oppressors throughout history. He also blamed me for what they assume are the crimes of my ancestors, using my Scottish last name as evidence of evil (ignoring that I’m not genetically related to ancestors who share my last name).
“Who’s this author? Who’s this guy making this article? It turns out that his name is David G. McAfee… he’s an Edomite, appears to be an Edomite. His last name, McAfee, could be Scottish or Irish, but he doesn’t believe anyway. He’s a non-believer, which is pretty much an atheist.”
After astutely deducing I’m “pretty much an atheist” and declaring that I’m an Edomite based on my last name, he calls me an opportunist and says his hate for me is justified.
“The hate that we have, to our oppressors, is rightfully justified. My ancestors were destroyed by his ancestors, whether or not they are here in America, hey, look: you’re an Edomite. Your people destroyed my people… you’re not even trying to correct the mistakes of your forefathers.”
Ironically, he goes on to defend the practice of slavery as it is described in the Bible (as opposed to what was practiced in the United States).