African-American Church Denounces Offensive Obama Email
First AME Church Pastor John J. Hunter is demanding that Marilyn Davenport step down from the GOP’s Orange County Central Committee after she emailed a message depicting Obama’s face superimposed over a baby chimp’s.
The senior minister of the 19,000-member church is also demanding an apology from the Republican Party.
Hunter and other community leaders will publicly call for Davenport’s resignation Friday.
The head of Orange County’s GOP has pressured Davenport to resign but said a recall isn’t feasible because of the expense.
Davenport has said she had no racist intentions when she sent the email.
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