Atlanta Evangelical Megachurch Pastor Louie Giglio came under fire days later for comments he made about slavery while speaking to Lecrae Moore, a Christian rapper who goes by Lecrae, and Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy, during a 70-minute discussion at Giglio's Passion City Church, Fox News reported.
"We understand the curse that was slavery, white people do," Giglio said. "And we say that was bad. But we miss the blessing of slavery that it actually built up the framework for the world that white people live in."
Lecrae nodded, responding, "yes."
"A lot of people call this white privilege, and when you say those two words, it just is like a fuse goes off for a lot of white people because they don't want somebody telling them to check their privilege," the Pastor continued.
"If the phrase is the trip-up, let's get over the phrase and let's get down to the heart," Giglio told Lecrae, "and I think maybe, a great thing for me, is to call it 'white blessing' that I'm living in the blessing of the curse that happened generationally ... "
After the criticism, Giglio tweeted a video apology saying he is "deeply sorry" for his "horrible choice of words."
Lecrae twitted a video and explained, "One of the things I am most heartbroken about is trying to help myself continue to learn and help my white brothers and sisters understand that white privilege is real."
Lecrae also tweeted about the "white blessing" comment, saying he "was very uncomfortable" and "wasn't okay with it."