Legendary musician Stevie Wonder has hijacked the funeral eulogy for gospel singer Andraé Crouch, to launch an extraordinary attack on President Obama’s critics. According to Fox411, Stevie Wonder was one of many high-profile performers at gospel legend Andraé Crouch‘s funeral in Los Angeles on Jan 21.
According to Breitbart News, some funeral attendees were surprised when Wonder used the occasion to make made political statements instead of focusing on the Grammy-winning singer’s life and accomplishments. A video shows Wonder softly playing a piano whilst addressing the mourners.
Wonder begins by saying “Andraé we pain losing you and yet we know that God is using you as one of those angels to look over us in a time where we have a very crazy world.”
Stevie Wonder then moves onto making extraordinary political statements saying that “we live in a time where I believe we have a president that truly wanted to see the world come together, to see this nation come together, but yet too much, too many people are judging their dislike of him based on the color of his skin. And I know there are some who say no that’s not true, but I’m telling you what I see.”
According to the Washington Times 25-time Grammy Award winner Wonder went on to say that he believed that free speech ought to be limited when religion was involved. “Yes, I truly believe in freedom of speech, I really really do believe in that. But I think if we don’t put some limits to us being able to give praise to that one that we hold sacred, we got a problem.”
It seems that some mourners were unhappy with Stevie Wonder using such a sombre occasion to make political statements in support of president Obama. One mourner told FOX411 that “Andraé was not about color or politics, he was about his faith and reached out to everyone. In a time where racial tension has escalated, the inclusive spirit and heart of Andraé was a healing balm.”
Stevie Wonder continued by saying “I also believe that just because we don’t agree with someone we gotta kill them, because it is said, vengeance is mine said the Lord. I pray for our world. I pray for all of us, because I do know that love is in need of love today,” he concluded before breaking into song.
Andraé Crouch, who worked with Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson and Elton John amongst many others passed on January 8 aged 72.
What do Inquisitr readers think of Stevie Wonder’s actions? Is it right to use such a solemn occasion to make political points?
[Image – Washington Times]