Georgia is investigating a charity run by the church where Democratic Georgia Sen. Raphael Warnock is a pastor due to concerns about its legal status, according to The Washington Free Beacon.
The Ebenezer Building Foundation is soliciting charitable contributions and operating as a charitable organization but isn’t registered as one in the state of Georgia, according to a letter from the Securities and Charities Division Georgia Secretary of State office. The letter urged the organization to register by Nov. 2 and noted that it could be subject to administrative penalties. (RELATED: Raphael Warnock’s Church Pushed To Evict Poor Tenants As He Railed Against Evictions)
Ebenezer Baptist Church attempted to evict poor tenants from a building it owns while Warnock publicly railed against evictions in 2020, reports revealed earlier this week. The building was listed as a home for the mentally disabled and chronically homeless in a grant application. The revelation triggered an investigation into the nonprofit status of the Ebenezer Building Foundation, the charity run by Warnock’s church.
Unemployment benefits have expired, rent is due today, and many Georgia families are at risk of eviction in the middle of a pandemic.
My opponents are supposed to be serving the people in Washington, but they’re clearly only concerned with serving their own interests
— Reverend Raphael Warnock (@ReverendWarnock) August 1, 2020
Warnock’s church owns 99% of Columbia Tower at MLK Village in downtown Atlanta, which attempted to evict a dozen low-income tenants throughout the pandemic over past-due rent amounts as low as $28.55, successfully evicting two tenants, according to The Washington Free Beacon.
“They treat me like a piece of shit. They’re not compassionate at all,” Columbia Tower resident Phillip White told the outlet. The building attempted to evict him twice over rent amounts less than $200.
Warnock did not respond to the Daily Caller News Foundation’s request for comment.
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