Members of an African-American church in Tuscaloosa, Alabama showed up at a Hank Williams Jr. concert on Saturday to speak out about his racially offensive lyrics and his comments about President Barack Obama (video below).
Speaking outside the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater, Christ Baptist Church’s Reverend Ransey O’Daniel said: “It was a peaceful protest. We just wanted to stand up for unity. I don’t dislike Mr. Williams. I just dislike some of his lyrics that he has produced.”
One Williams song that many consider to have racially divisive lyrics is 'If The South Would Have Won.'
The lyrics include: “I’d make my supreme court down in Texas And we wouldn’t have no killers getting off free / If they were proven guilty then they would swing quickly /Instead of writin’ books and smilin’ on TV / We’d put Florida on the right track, ’cause we’d take Miami back."
Rev. O’Daniel added: “You know, America, this is the greatest country in the world. That just really strikes me that for another citizen talking about the president of the United States like that, comparing the president of the United States to Hitler. To me, that’s dividing the country. You know, we don’t need another Civil War.”
ESPN announced last October that the network had permanently severed ties with Hank Williams Jr. after he publicly compared Obama to Adolf Hitler.