VIDEO: L.A. Pastor Issues Apology After Sermon About Police, KKK
The senior pastor of a prominent Los Angeles church has issued an apology after controversial comments during a sermon delivered weeks ago, reports KCAL.
The apology by Pastor J. Edgar Boyd of the First AME Church may end weeks of tension over his remarks purportedly comparing law enforcement officers to the Ku Klux Klan.
After those remarks, the Los Angeles Police Protective League issued a statement saying they were "deeply disturbed and astonished" by the pastor's comments. On Sunday, Mayor Eric Garcetti also responded, stating: "We cannot equate the white robe of the night rider with the blue uniform of the police officer, and we must not equate dark skin with dark intent."
But in a new video posted on the church's website, Boyd is seen apologizing to those who may have been offended by comments in the sermon.
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