PASTOR SEEKS UNITY IN FIGHTING FOR RESPECT OF REV. COREY BROOKS INSULTED, MANHANDLED BY CPD AND THROWN OUT OF POLICE STATION
After spending 94 days camped out on the rooftop of a vacant motel that stood in the shadow of the New Beginnings Church to raise $15 million for a new community center and after spending hours more living in a tent on the vacant lot once the motel was demolished to raise funds for Project HOOD needed to fund the center, Rev. Corey Brooks is now in a battle with the Third District Police Commander and several of his men who allegedly cursed out Brooks for asking them why were they ticketing his members whose cars were in the church parking lot.
Pastor Kenyatta Smith, president of the Clergy for Community Change, is asking religious leaders “to come together. This not just a Corey Brooks issue. It is a preacher’s issue because it could have happened to any one of us or our parishioners. We have to come together to make sure this incident never happens again. It’s not about denominations; rather it is about coming together with one voice. Now is the time.”
Outraged over the abuse of Pastor Brooks, Pastor Smith said he is holding a meeting on Monday, January 20, 2014. Stay tune for the time and place.