NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) — Minister Louis Farrakhan payed a visit to the Lowcountry on Saturday night. Farrakhan is the leader of the Nation of Islam, an African American political and religious movement.
Farrakhan took the stage in a crowded gymnasium at the Royal Life Center in North Charleston.
Hundreds gathered to hear Farrakhan who spoke for more than two hours. During his fiery speech he focused on black unity and religious teachings.
He spoke widely about his love for Jesus Christ and his commitment to the community. Farrakhan also touched on the history of slavery in South Carolina and made several homophobic statements.
When addressing the contentious presidential election Farrakhan said having to vote for Trump or Clinton is like choosing between the Devil and Lucifer. Attendees were encouraged to promote the speech on social media.
Farrakhan’s visit is long awaited. The minister had plans to visit Charleston following the Mother Emmanuel shooting but he was denied from multiple venues because of his controversial teachings.
The program was titled, “Making our Community a Safe and Decent Place to Live.”