For Black Pastors in New York say it's time for Al Sharpton to step aside.
They say that Sharpton is not the leader of the Black community and they want to bring that community back together.
“Sharpton isn’t a community organizer. He’s a personality,” scoffed Raymond Blanchette, head bishop of the United Churches for Kingdom Building.
Mount Neboh pastor Johnnie Green, 51, said Sharpton has neglected black New York while pursuing national fame and acclaim.
“While (Sharpton) is jet-setting around the country, people are going to our churches saying they don’t have money to eat,” the Dallas native said. “People need somebody to fight for them.”
The group is planning a large rally for Oct. 24th against Sharpton.
Sharpton shot back. “If you want to be the big guy, be the big guy, be that. Don’t act like I’m not doing anything local. I am.”
“I run a civil rights organization,” Sharpton added. “They’re not going to do what I do. ... I don’t run a church organization.”
Over 1500 people are expected at the rally.
H/T NY Daily News