Birmingham Housing Authority and Board of Education Cuts Ties With Church of the Highlands After Pastor Chris Hodges Liked Racially Insensitive Social Media Posts

Birmingham Housing Authority and Board of Education Cuts Ties With Church of the Highlands After Pastor Chris Hodges Liked Racially Insensitive Social Media Posts

The Housing Authority of the Birmingham District and the Birmingham Board of Education cut ties with Church of the Highlands due to controversy surrounding Chris Hodges, the church’s founder and pastor, liking social media posts that have been criticized as racially insensitive.

WATCH: Joel Osteen Tells John Gray He Believes George Floyd’s Death Was a ‘Turning Point’ and ‘Ignited Something in Me’ About Standing With African Americans Against Racial Injustice

Days after marching with thousands in a George Floyd demonstration in downtown Houston, Texas, televangelist Joel Osteen said Monday that he thinks Floyd’s death represents a “turning point” and the incident “ignited” something in him. 

The History of Memorial Day

Have you ever wondered about the history of Memorial Day? Do you know the role of Arlington National Cemetery in the first large observance? Are you aware that children orphaned by the Civil War walked among the gravesites there, reciting prayers and singing hymns?