“An AR-15 is completely unnecessary in this community. Starting July 3, McCashion also started posting about Lukee Forbes. A large group of protesters descended on the Grace Baptist Church in Troy, New York after it was revealed that the pastor is holding a raffle to church-goers, giving them the chance to win an AR-15. But Koletas didn’t care if people were offended. Getting criticized in the press, by former church members, all of it makes you more credible. Worship Service: Sunday @ 10:30 am I Office Hours: Mon - Thurs 8:30-4:30 pm, Fri 8:30-12:00 pm roundedfacebook roundedinstagram roundedtwitter The church had previously raffled off assault rifles, hosting giveaways at least twice before in 2014 and again in 2017, WRGB reported. Videos posted on social media show parishioners, both black and white, being harassed and physically assaulted at Grace Baptist Church in Troy, New York. Below are several video clips from GBC’s twitter feed,… People saw Koletas’s sermon titles, and heard Koletas calling protesters savages and rioting a by-product of sin. In the years to come, the congregation at Grace Baptist would hover between 70 and 100. She doesn’t see rec centers, or pools, or anything to keep kids occupied and out of trouble. One neighbor, she said, once told the pastor she very much did not approve of what he was doing. But Koletas was inspired. Standing apart from culture is their main objective. A mob has repeatedly gathered in front of the church and shouted at worshippers as they enter the building, intimidating them, and getting quite aggressive. But others refused to let something so flagrantly offensive go unmarked. He’s half-smiling. The protesters … Sitemap Troy, Ohio 45373 I 937.339.2019 I bgarrett@findinggrace.net. There were no deacons, no overseers, no assistant pastors, no children’s pastors. And it hurts to see people come out and drag us for fighting for our community. For whatever idiotic reason they have, the Black Lives Matter movement decided to label Pastor John Koletas of Grace Baptist Church in Troy, New York as an alt-right extremist. In practice, this meant the scene was what one protester described as “beautifully chaotic,” with Wiccans practicing rituals alongside a chanting of the kaddish. ET, The clip that was posted to Twitter — and subsequently viewed over 1.2 million times — purports to show protesters invading a church, screaming “Black Lives Matter” and even abusing parishioners. A church service was interrupted at Grace Baptist Church in Troy, New York by a Black Lives Matter protest. We are an old fashioned church, preaching the old time religion. Grace Baptist Church has previously raffled off AR-15 rifles in 2017 and 2014, according to WRGB. “I would stand right across the street and preach again these deluded Catholics, with their gambling and their beer guzzling,” he recalled. They are incredibly cloistered. The Republican candidate for US House District 20 — which includes Troy, New York, where the events in the clip took place — tweeted it. Everything becomes a hill to die upon. On the church’s website, he declared the raffle was meant to “honor hunters and gun owners who have been so viciously attacked by the antichristian socialist media and antichristian socialist politicians over the last few years.”. Grace Baptist Church reserves the right to refuse anyone of questionable character for whatever reason from winning the free NY-modified and legal AR-15. Koletas liked to preach downtown. Contact Anne Helen Petersen at anne.helen.petersen@buzzfeed.com. “It’s wild that the national story is that there’s a bunch of Marxists attacking Christians in the street,” one local, who asked not to use her name because of her employment affiliation, told me. “Here, there’s trash everywhere. They’re anti-cultural. The protests in Minneapolis started on the 26th. Videos of protesters yelling, “This is no house of God” went viral as the Black Lives Matter's protests reached the Grace Baptist Church in Troy, New York. The persecution is the point. 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But the church itself had no Twitter account, and little attempt at daily content production — at least until this May. “Every night there’s shootings, and they’re giving away an AR-15,” Medina told me. And he was, according to his daughter, delighted. Some IFB churches do have Black members. Many are also part of the Quiverfull movement, which calls upon couples to have as many children as possible and forgo all forms of birth control. Do Not Sell My Personal Information, Your California Privacy Rights I was Pastor Motherfucker. In 1983, two weeks after Irene turned 18, John and Irene were married. “What people need to know is we’re not protesting churches,” Forbes said. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Email. Grace Baptist, led by pastor John Koletas, has given away rifles at least twice before — in 2014 and again in 2017, the paper reported. I have a lawyer, and the front page tomorrow is going to say: ‘Local Sheriff Throws Pastor in Jail for Preaching the Gospel.’”. News Media Silent As BLM Storms Church To Brutally Assault Pastor, Harass Children By Amanda Prestigiacomo July 8, 2020. There was no discernible bump in attendance. The protesters knew Koletas was a racist. The Democratic city council president referred to him as the city’s “resident funnyman” in his state-of-the-city address. In 1990 — as in 2020 — the more coverage he received, the more righteous his message. To the protesters, it felt like a provocation. The church didn’t respond to request for comment, WRGB reported. Forbes has become synonymous with the capital-area Black Lives Matter movement. How's your head feel, pastor?" Grace Baptist has always met in Lansingburgh, the long, skinny neck of Troy that stretches north along the Hudson River. The church's pastor jumps into the fray and was apparently assaulted, according to The Daily Wire. " The remaining church members wanted to give the building to another church, any church. Esses Cookies nos permitem coletar alguns dados pessoais sobre você, como sua ID exclusiva atribuída ao seu dispositivo, endereço de IP, tipo de dispositivo e navegador, conteúdos visualizados ou outras ações realizadas usando nossos serviços, país e idioma selecionados, entre outros. He has no organizational support, no larger church governing body, no one to answer to — except, he’d say, God. They posted an image of the witch casting a spell against racists with the caption “BLACK MAGIC MATTERS.” They retweeted praise from community members, and the first story from the local Fox News affiliate, but the story didn’t spread outside of the area. She called a contact at the Troy Police Department, who told her that they knew all about it, and that the church had pulled a similar stunt in the past. The St. Louis lawyer who went viral after wielding a... Post was not sent - check your email addresses! The primary way BLM protesters target these entities is by directing attention: They show up, they refuse to shut up, they make things visible. Koletas would eventually be arrested seven times for disorderly conduct while street preaching (he was never convicted). Even as a hunting rifle I mean that’s not really the type of rifle used to hunt.”. In contemporary parlance, he was very effectively trolling the libs. But they didn’t know that he’d spent years refining his posture for this moment, to make his point by any means necessary. Oakwood Trading Post on … They’d distribute flyers advertising free foods or gimmicks, like Koletas swallowing a live goldfish, as a form of spectacle. “The only way to victory, if that’s even a possibility, is to shift the narrative,” Pelletier said. The Grace Baptist Church on July 26, 2020. The town, located on the Erie Canal, had once been one of the richest in America. Andrew Cuomo had recently signed the SAFE Act, making it much more difficult for civilians to get their hands on semi-automatic weapons in the wake of the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. He hadn’t gone to seminary. He owned the church building. 2 of 2 Pastor John Koletas leaves Grace Baptist Church where he presides Wednesday, March 5, 2014, in Troy, N.Y. A flier promises a free AR-15 giveaway one person who attends the March 23 … “We promulgate the gospel as peacemakers. Looks like your browser doesn't support JavaScript. But she hears gunfire what feels like every night. Koletas refers to Facebook as “Fake Book” and generally shuns social media. Grace Baptist is not the sort of Baptist church most people would associate with the denomination. But the giveaway had attracted the attention of someone whose style complemented Koletas’s — and who knew how to translate the pastor’s trolling skills to the internet. “Oh my God, did it cause conflict. You got the Jewish guy and girl singing in Hebrew. 123,365, This story has been shared 107,095 times. “That’s how we celebrated MLK Day.”. And Lukee Forbes is an employee of the City of Albany in one of its youth programs. We’re protesting this church.”, Posted on August 9, 2020, at 9:46 a.m. Over the past year, their shared tone was adopted by the church’s Facebook account, where video titles went from the provocative but somewhat opaque (“Nakedness Defined: Hellywood”) to boldly offensive clickbait (“Jungle, African Music Are Ruining Our Churches,” “Fat is SIN!”). The flyer advertising Grace Baptist Church's AR-15 giveaway on June 29. On my college campus, the local street preachers used to stand on the sidewalk outside the student union building, telling everyone who passed that they were damned. But many in Troy were appalled: The town had been racked with gun violence for years, and local faith leaders and public officials had organized gun buy-backs to get firearms off the street. You got the Black girl over there screaming out of the Bible. Many send their children to IFB schools or homeschool because public school is far too liberal. “But if you would’ve called us a bunch of racists,” Gerencser said, “there would have been objections.”. “Everyone here knows that this is our Westboro Baptist." An invitation to attend Grace Baptist Church on Sunday, June 28, was paired with a blurry picture of an AR-15 and a promise that all winners would have to undergo a New York background check. Everyone who entered the church had been asked to sign an agreement not to film in the church. You go into the white neighborhoods, and their shit is all together.”. There’s kids riding bikes on the main roads. Koletas preaches that Black Americans have become slothful and lazy, turning their back on God, and that sin is at the root of every problem in the Black community — a belief that is also held by some Black conservatives. After the pastor of Mills Memorial died in 2006, the dwindling congregation struggled to cover the growing cost of repairs. The conflagration at Grace Baptist, then, is what happens when that sort of visibility is what its targets crave most. He didn’t have any training as a pastor. “That’s what makes me do things now,” he said. “And I think most of the other people would too. White people do live in Lansingburgh. “I don’t want those scars to be brought up again, because everything I’m doing today — it’s because I didn’t save him back then. He’s the cofounder of the Outsiders, which provides “security” and de-escalation for BLM actions. Share. Koletas did eventually preach. In this file photo taken on Wednesday, March 5, 2014, the Rev. Do Not Sell My Personal Information. The next day, the footage from inside the church went online, paired with a link to Koletas’s 15-minute message. The result was a downtown still filled with architecturally beautiful, largely untouched, old buildings: When Martin Scorsese needed a place to shoot 19th century New York for his 1993 adaptation of The Age of Innocence, he chose Troy. He mocks sexual abuse victims and the #MeToo movement. John Koletas (right) raffled off an semiautomatic weapon at Grace Baptist Church in upstate Lansingburgh on Sunday. But then, on July 2, Grace Baptist made an announcement: “Security footage coming soon…The truth shall make you free.”. But it didn’t really matter. The small worship service was underway when about ten or so protestors walked into the church and announced “black lives matter.” One masked protestor walked up to a man inside the church and showed her tattoo, saying “Look. But according to journalist Tyler A. McNeil, who documented the service, the protesters first had to sit through sermons from George Koletas, who described the protesters as “hoodlums” and “cowards,” as well as a visiting pastor. Black Lives Matter is a global movement with a local focus: Each group, from tiny towns to big cities, targets different areas, practices, and organizations for reform. In Albany, Gov. In June, Koletas’s father fatally shot his mother in a dispute in their New Jersey home, which, in his daughter’s words, “really shaped a lot of how my dad to this day thinks, believes, preaches, and reacts to everything.” In September, Irene gave birth to the first of the couple’s six children. But Koletas was different — in pretty much every way imaginable. They provide stability in exchange for theological and pastoral fidelity. “It’s disrespectful to the mothers in the area — the ones who’ve buried their children in this last year. Video Link. “And I look at the flyer and am like, ‘What the fuck. Ron Stafford, 42, won the gun. “It’s extreme poor taste, the time that they decided to raffle off a rifle when we have all of the shootings going on in all of our communities,” protester Steven Negron told the outlet. He thinks Black History Month is “communism and Marxism month.” He calls Black Lives Matter protesters “savages.” He places a pork product — a ham or hot dogs — at the door, and requires all church attendees to touch it, supposedly to ward off would-be jihadists. Pastors who street-preach pick locations specifically designed to reach the largest number of people possible, even if those are places where people will be most annoyed with their presence. After decades of white flight and generalized urban blight, downtown Troy has recently experienced a gentrification-fueled renaissance — the phrase “Troy is the new Brooklyn,” with all its various connotations, echoes off the restored brick buildings, much to the annoyance of pretty much everyone, including the Brooklyners who’ve moved there. Mainline churches are part of larger governing bodies; these bodies are responsible for everything from official doctrine and liturgy to helping facilitate ministerial placement. This led a small group of "protesters" to stand in front of the church yelling at people going inside, cursing at them, and threatening them. “These knuckles have knocked at least 10 times on every door in the projects.” He mentioned his multiple arrests for street preaching and yelled, “Don’t tell me I don’t know what it’s like! Because they wanted to serve the beer that they were already serving, but do it legally?”, A few years later, the county passed a law that would allow liquor to be sold in the county. “It’s almost like they want us to kill each other,” she said. The Daily Wire writes:. He was on the cover of the New York Daily News. “They’re much more radical, and don’t put up with the same shit,” one member of the movement, who chose not to comment publicly because of her job, told me. Even the Bible teaches us to turn the other cheek.” As soon as he starts preaching — behind the pulpit or in the streets — he becomes a different person. A church service was interrupted at Grace Baptist Church in Troy, New York by a Black Lives Matter protest. But he broke off the engagement, insisting that she leave her faith and become a Baptist. For the last month, the various Grace Baptist–affiliated accounts, including McCashion’s, had been promoting the giveaway, tagging journalists and publications who’d covered the one in 2014. Want to see more stories like this? The day of the video, the church was hosting its second AR-15 “raffle” in two days: In the middle of a neighborhood stricken with gun violence, the church was giving away one of the deadliest guns on the market. But I was so distraught, because we couldn’t do a thing.”. But as soon as he starts preaching — behind the pulpit or in the streets — he becomes a different person. If you’ve seen street preaching before, maybe you get it. Medina said she initially intended to blow the whole thing off. Persecution for any of the above was just evidence that they were doing it right. Yeah, I would,” Adam Pelletier, a BLM protester who lives in Lansingburgh, told me. The upstate … To Miss This event, Save 20 percent on this personal heater with a detachable hand warmer, This projector lets you turn any room into your own personal galaxy, Video shows California cop punching his police dog partner, Like Hilaria, Alec Baldwin also changed his name. “I walked up, and I was like, ‘What the hell is going on?’” Medina recalled. And the house of worship plans to hold on Monday another AR-15 raffle. Terms of Use There was Koletas, in the dark suit standard among IFB pastors, and George, also in a suit, and another Koletas son wearing a bright red and blue Confederate flag belt buckle. Where is the media coverage of this?”. He provided contact information so followers could email and call his employer. He first started getting involved in local activism when he founded a group called the Sons of Liberty as part of the tea party movement that arose following the 2008 election of President Obama. “Most people think he’s really weird, and some are scared of him,” an assistant manager of a downtown clothing store told an AP reporter in 1990. For 15 minutes, Koletas offered his “message to the protesters.” He said he grew up in a neighborhood that was 85% Black, and 95% of his friends growing up were Black. Only the King James Version of the Bible, written in the 17th century, is accepted as Scripture. He was profiled in Vice. He’d yell so loudly, and persistently, that local business owners filed official complaints. And if there was going to be a protest, Lukee Forbes was going to be there. Koletas grew up on the Philadelphia Main Line, between Ardmore and Bryn Mawr, the son of Greek immigrants. He preaches that Democrats are “mentally retarded.” Like many fundamentalists, his politics are best summarized as somewhere between libertarian and constitutionalist: There should be very little government intervention in, well, anything — but the Constitution, and American nationhood, is also divinely inspired. But now that they have, there’s energy and anger and a refusal to look the other way. But some wanted to see Koletas’s message for themselves. They’re wrong. A Black Lives Matter mob of rioters stormed Grace Baptist Church in Troy, New York, reportedly in retribution for an AR-15 giveaway organized by Pastor John Koletas, requiring members of the congregation to guard a black family as they entered the church. Everyone in his family was Greek Orthodox. He came to the church on a unique path, and has since carved out his own understanding of what an IFB church should be and stand for. 926 likes. Troy is just across the Hudson River from Albany. Grace Baptist Church, Troy, New York. Over the last few years, McCashion’s demeanor and tactics began to turn darker. One demonstrator is filmed calling a church member “a dumb fuck.”, The clip was uploaded by Charlie Kirk, one of the leading voices in the Trump Youth Movement, who added his own interpretation of events: “Christians have not been allowed to attend church for months,” Kirk tweeted, referring to coronavirus-related pauses in services. Today, he looks like a Santa Claus who’s retired to his Ohio farm, and devotes his time to his wife of 42 years, his many grandchildren, and collecting and analyzing the theology of fundamentalist pastors on his website. (McCashion and his radio station, Talk 1300, did not respond to requests for comment). But McCashion posts dozens of times a day — a habit he shares with Koletas’s son and presumed successor George, whose Twitter bio describes him as “Right-wing Libertarian. And they’re not countercultural, either. “What he said, went,” his daughter said. Share This Post On Social Media: Tweet; More ; The Sounds of Fundamentalism: IFB Preacher John Koletas Defends Use of the N-Word. Even better. Today’s Sound of Fundamentalism is a video clip of Independent Fundamentalist Baptist (IFB) preacher John Koletas, pastor of Grace Baptist Church in Troy, New York, saying that the current Coronavirus pandemic is a good thing. As one former IFB member put it to me, “think Duggars plus Amish.”. “There were never signs on the door that said No Blacks Permitted,” Gerencser said, “but it was made known, in some churches, that Blacks weren’t welcome.” IFB members would sanction Black believers marrying each other, but not a Black church member marrying one of their white daughters. He was a regular fixture at tea party protests — even earning a spot on the NBC Nightly News for his opposition to a statewide mandatory flu vaccine — but was still considered a good-natured adversary. Grace Baptist has always met in Lansingburgh, the long, skinny neck of Troy that stretches north along the Hudson River. “I knew it was a trap,” Lukee Forbes, one of the leaders of the local Black Lives Matter movement, told me. Thanks for contacting us. But then Grace Baptist announced they’d be doing a second AR-15 giveaway — the very next night. Forbes, then 15, had admitted to breaking off the tree branch that was used by the other two men in the crime. The trial had been covered in detail by the local press, and since his release, Forbes has been open about his past, which, he told me, “is something that troubles me and moves me forward.” Back when he was 15, Forbes stood by and did nothing. Let’s go out and protest and confront them.’ And that’s a different tactic than people have done before.”. “My dad’s very proud of that — that he’s stricter than all of them.” That strictness — and far-right positioning — manifests in the home, in the pulpit, and in his dealings with the outside world. The agitated group of protesters verbally abused several churchgoers. “I don’t think there’s a pastor out there who’s to the right of my dad,” his daughter said. Medina didn’t go in: She’s Muslim, and refused to “slap the ham” as required by the church before entrance. at their door steps this morning. For years, Gerencser would go to the fairgrounds and preach, claiming it was his right to preach on public grounds. The flyer for Grace Baptist Church's raffle for an AR-15 rifle. In the capital area, the Black Lives Matter movement had been brewing for years. Your Ad Choices He’s gone to schools to speak about his past. Bruce Gerencser … That’s IFB. Those classes were referred to as “B school.” Many IFB members believe in the “curse of Ham,” which has historically been used to justify slavery. Grace Baptist Church (@Realgbctroyny) in Troy, New York had an angry mob chanting "This is what democracy looks like!" No continued coverage of the church. “There was no other balance. Koletas was the only one they could find. I came to this church to do what I could do. 107,095, © 2020 NYP Holdings, Inc. All Rights Reserved The group had allegedly assembled to protest the church's AR-15 giveaway – among other complaints. “I am an individual in a group of individualists.” At the time, he called himself “a bit of a rabble-rouser,” but averred that his antics were “all in good fun.” He started a hashtag called #Troycrazy to draw attention to what he saw as governmental fuckup, overspending, and mismanagement. Amid nationwide riots following protests over the horrific police killing of George Floyd, Black Lives Matter activists harassed a Baptist church in Troy, N.Y., a suburb of Albany. His chief creative officer, Benny Johnson — who also tweeted the video, has more than 315,000. This common sleep aid may prevent coronavirus, Chrissy Teigen gets cheeky on St. Barts vacation, New details revealed about Louisiana congressman-elect's cause of death, What we know about the woman given homes by the Nashville bomber, Nurse suspended after stripping off PPE to have sex with COVID-19 patient. The look is similar to another old photo that currently serves as the banner on the church’s Facebook page: In this one, Koletas is on the street, his Bible in hand, his mouth open in a yell, and a camera crew stands to the side, filming it all. But Koletas’s posture and strategy are deeply familiar to him. Christians are told to be in the world, but not of the world, and they take it to the extreme: Don’t watch TV and don’t listen to music, but also be afraid of Black people, and of the Other, and if anyone tries to infiltrate that world, be afraid of them, too.”. In June 2019, he was temporarily taken off the air by the station after posting a tweet that included pictures of a recent shooting victim holding stacks of money and the comment “another. Ginger dishes on Mary Ann after 'Gilligan's Island' star's death. Others involved in the larger BLM movement had already heard through social media about what was happening. And within IFB, Koletas was stricter than anyone. He says it’s for safety, and I say, ‘What?’”. “He told me, in his Haitian accent, ‘Yeah you need to come,’” she recalled. “I think a lot of people on the outside look at an IFB pastor and think, Oh, he’s just like the Methodists, or the Presbyterians,” Bruce Gerencser, a former IFB pastor, told me. But those guys at the VFW, you know what they thought of me? But maybe trying out new strategies of resistance and reform means periodically falling into traps like this one. They’re at once overseers and underwriters, disciplinary bodies and insurance agents. Back at the church, they’d have their own Sunday school classes, separate from the rest of the congregants. There’s no footage online of George Koletas’s inflammatory preaching — just John Koletas’s relatively brief — and, for him, relatively innocuous — message, and the security camera footage of the protesters leaving the church that would later go viral. The official reason: budget cuts. This time, the strategy was to hold a peaceful candlelight vigil, with some protesters modeling their own, non-racist racists religious rituals. That Sunday might have been the end of the story. At Gerencser’s church outside of Detroit, they’d run buses into the city to pick up Black kids. 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