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President Joe Biden (C) and Vice President Kamala Harris (L) are greeted by Senator Raphael Warnock (D-Ga.), as they arrive for a visit to Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia on January 11, 2022. | Source: JIM WATSON / Getty

While President Joe Biden was citing the local legacy of voting rights during the beginning of his speech in Atlanta on Tuesday, people on social media swore that he might have misspoken when he gave credit to Ebenezer Baptist Church, the iconic house of worship from where the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. used to preach his sermons.

Discussing the sacred places he and Vice President Kamala Harris — whom he may or may not have referred to as “President Harris” multiple times — visited on Tuesday before they each delivered their separate addresses, Biden listed Ebenezer Baptist Church. But it was his pronunciation of the Protestant Christian denomination that caught social media users — especially Black Twitter — off-guard.

Unfortunately, Ebenezer “Bastard” Church, is how a growing number of Twitter users claimed they heard it.

Watch the video below and you be the judge.

Of course, without question, Biden undoubtedly meant to perfectly and clearly pronounce the name Ebenezer Baptist Church.

But during a young week that has already been replete with bad news — from the deadly fire in the Bronx to the sobering suspicion that the president’s vehement defense of voting rights may be coming months too late — a few moments of silly Twitter lunacy never hurt anyone.


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