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Good morning RVA! Anyone remember Leon Benjamin who ran for 9th District #RVACouncil in 2016? Did you know he is the Richmond City Republican Party Chairman now?

He is out here prospecting Republican and conservative candidates to run in #RVA. 🧜🏻‍♀️
If you don’t remember Leon Benjamin from him #RVAMayor run, maybe you’ll remember him from when he was stumping for Trump on Fox News.

Or maybe you remember a week or so ago when he was with Pence stumping for Brat. #VA07 #RVACouncil 🧜🏻‍♀️
He also runs the website

What is the point? For as “safe” as people may think #RVA is on Election Day... don’t lose sight of the fact that there are people in Richmond actively pushing Trump’s policies encouraging people to Vote Republican. 🧜🏻‍♀️
Leon Benjamin is also out here in #RVA pushing the Walk Away movement. 🧜🏻‍♀️
In addition, he is attacking Stacy Abrams for being “caught on a lesbian website.”

There are also posts from 2011 and 2014 where he likens homosexuality to a disease one must be saved from.

This is harmful and hateful rhetoric against the LGBTQIA+ community. 🧜🏻‍♀️
To use sexuality and gender like it’s a weapon is frankly disgusting. We are who we are but this man, a pastor, buys into being derogatory and negatively perpetuating these claims like it is some type of “hit campaign” in an effort to not elect a black woman. 🧜🏻‍♀️
To pull all of this together... Leon Benjamin is a local Richmond Pastor with a church formerly on E. Belt Boulevard, now near the airport.

He pushes a Republican agenda full of racist immigration policy in a part of the city with a high growth of the Hispanic population. 🧜🏻‍♀️
He aligns himself with the worst leadership in the Republican Policy and disseminates hateful ideology.

Tomorrow is Election Day #RVA... we MUST vote tomorrow and continue to organize and stand strong against this type of hate in our city. 🧜🏻‍♀️
For a black pastor (bishop, preacher etc) to call himself a distinguished leader in the community & not understand the detriment the policies he’s pushing have on his immediate community is saddening. To be a POC & be this far removed for the needs of your community...💄
RICHMOND is too GREAT for this level of cooning not to get called out. You want to make VA great again, go vote with conviction & hold your officials accountable. Every vote most certainly counts & make sure you remember who “cast the first stone” of lies on that ballot. 💄
Before you get bent all out of shape, I, the black girl said it. So come straight for me. As a black woman it’s important that I plainly hold no punches in calling out the hurtful & damaging attention seekers among us. All skinfolk ain’t kinfolk, perceived power will do that. 💄
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