Dr. Maurice Watson, a Maryland pastor, used his sermon on Sunday to respond to President Trump's instantly-infamous "shithole" comments, reported earlier in the week.
This would have gone relatively unnoticed if it weren't for a special guest in the audience: Vice President Mike Pence, the president's favorite.
Mike and Karen Pence were attending the service for "the congregation's honoring of Martin Luther King Jr. Day."
I stand today as your pastor to vehemently denounce and reject any such characterizations of the nations of Africa and of our brothers and sisters in Haiti.
And I further say: Whoever made such a statement, whoever used such a visceral, disrespectful, dehumanizing adjective to characterize the nations of Africa, whoever said it, is wrong. And they out to be held accountable.