(THE BLAZE) — The pastor at the center of controversy surrounding a YouTube video that features a mass baptism of high school football players believes that there’s a “bigger story that everybody’s missing.”
Pastor Kevin Williams of First Baptist Villa Rica in Villa Rica, Georgia, told TheBlaze on Wednesday that the video that launched a national controversy last week shows impressive unity among a diverse student body that is remarkable, considering the divisiveness seen in the news of late.
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“In all this racial tension going on — and ‘Black Lives Matter,’ police getting killed — my thing is, if you watch this video, you see African American kids getting baptized, you see white kids getting baptized, you see hispanic kids,” Williams said. “And they’re all coming up hugging each other and high fiving.”