President Barack Obama delivered an epic eulogy for Rev. Clementa Pinckney in South Carolina on Friday.
Our Commander-In-Chief took the pulpit and gave a moving speech that included a rendition of “Amazing Grace” at TD Arena in Charleston at the funeral of the belovedÂ minister who was gunned down with eight others at Emanuel AME Church during a bible study last week.
“As a nation out of this terrible tragedy, God has visited grace upon us for he has allowed us to see where we’ve been blind. He’s given us the chance where we’ve been lost to find our best selves,” he said before noting that Dylann Roof‘s act of terrorism brought people together instead of tearing them apart.
“But god works in mysterious ways. God had different ideas. He didn’t know he was being used by God…The alleged killer could have never anticipated the way the families of the fallen would respond when they saw him in court in the midst of unspeakable grief, with words of forgiveness.”
He also took time to explain why the Confederate Flag must be taken down.
“Removing the flag from this state’s capital would not be an act of political correctness,” he said. “It would not an insult to the valor of Confederate soldiers. It would simply be acknowledgment that the cause for which they fought, the cause of slavery, was wrong.”
First Lady Michelle Obama, Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden were all in attendance as well.
Check out POTUS singing “Amazing grace” above.