White Pastor Louie Giglio Apologizes For Saying Slavery Was A 'Blessing'

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White Pastor Louie Giglio went viral this week after his remarks that slavery was a "blessing" circulated the internet.

Following the backlash, he posted a video of apology. He says he poorly chose his words.

"We understand the curse that was slavery, white people do, 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 and lived in," Giglio said during the chat with Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy and rapper Lecrae.

"When you say those two words, it's like a fuse goes off for a lot of white people because they don't want somebody telling them to check their privilege I know that you and I both have struggled in these days with Hey, if the phrase is the trip up, let's get over the phrase and let's get down to the heart, let's get down to what then do you want to call it, and I think maybe a great thing for me is to call it 'white blessing'."

The Black community was outraged by his attempt to pass slavery off as a blessing and at Lecrae for not immediately calling him out.

Giglio posted the following apology to his social media.

"I just wanted to come directly to you today and sincerely apologize for use of the phrase of Sunday 'white blessing' and I would like to extend my apology to every single person listening to me right now and most importantly I extend my apology to my black brother and sisters. I like so many and am so burdened by what is happening in our nation right now, and I'm heartbroken about where we are as a nation," he said in the video posted to Twitter.