President Obama delivered an impassioned eulogy Friday for the pastor killed along with 8 other churchgoers last week in South Carolina, memorializing him as a "man of God who lived by faith" and conducted himself with kindness and grace.
"What a good man," Obama said of state Sen. Clementa Pinckney.
Capping a service filled with rousing gospel numbers, Obama spoke at length about Pinckney's character, but also race relations and gun violence. He included another appeal for gun regulations toward the end of his remarks, saying, "It would be a betrayal of everything Reverend Pinckney stood for ... if we allow ourselves to slip into a comfortable silence again."
Obama ended by singing "Amazing Grace," and was joined by the thousands in attendance.
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