Former President Joe Biden claimed that he went to a Black Church in Delaware each day, after he went to Catholic Mass in high school.
“I may be a practicing Catholic, we used to go to a 7:30 am mass every morning in high school and college before I went to the black church,” he added. “Not a joke.”
Biden discussed his own experience with the black church in a visit at the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia to recognize Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. day.
The president has repeatedly stated that it was similar to the black congregation in Delaware in spite of long-time congregation members declaring they do not recall Biden going to the church.
Biden made the same claim in October 2020 during an address to members of the Bethlehem Baptist Church in South Carolina.
“I'd go to 8 o'clock Mass, then I'd go to Reverend Herring's church where we'd meet in order to organize and figure out where we were going to go, whether we were going to desegregate the Rialto movie theater or what we were going to do,” he explained.
Despite the ongoing debate about Biden's claims that he spent a lot of time in a Black Church, Biden has repeated his assertion.
“I was raised in the black church politically — not a joke,” the speaker said during one NAACP gathering held in Iowa at the beginning of 2020.
Biden addressed the church in Atlanta in honor of Dr. Martin King Jr.'s legacy.
“The important thing to remember is that there's always hope. It's never too late to believe. It's up to us to believe,” he said. “Ladies and gentlemen, that's Dr. King's way according to my opinion. The path to keeping the faith. It is our route.”
In his speech, he sang a tune that he claimed was a favorite of the renowned civil rights leader.
“I don't believe He brought me this far to leave me,” he declared.