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Black Minister to Black Lives Matter׃ ‘Why Are You Not Cleaning Up Your Own Community?’

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The outspoken minister at West Angeles Church of God in Christ, Jonathan Gentry, came out swinging Saturday on Black Lives Matter, asking the group: “Why are you not cleaning up your own community if black lives matter?”

“Where were they at in Chicago?” Rev. Gentry asked Fox Business host Charles Payne. “Where were you at in Baltimore? Where were you at in Ferguson last week when 9-year-old Jamyla Bolden was shot dead in her own home in that drive-by shooting on Tuesday night?”

Gentry urged presidential candidates to “challenge” the anti-police activists if they attempt to crash a campaign event. He received national notoriety after his rant against the rioters and looters in the wake of Michael Brown’s death went viral.

“If you want to recognize black lives, recognize the ones that we are killing,” Gentry said.

Gentry’s comments come on the heels of a new Rasmussen poll revealed that 64 percent of black Americans prefer the phrase “all lives matter.” The poll also found that 78 percent of all respondents preferred “all lives matter.”

The minister said of the presidential candidates that “the only one I think that could hit them where it hurts would be Donald Trump. He wouldn’t be afraid to talk to them in that arena.”

“They are cookies with no milk. Lamborghini with no 12-cylinder engine,” he added, referring to the protestors. “When you look inside, there is nothing there.”

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