In remarks at the most recent Oviedo City Council meeting on June 15, Council Woman Judith Dolores Smith denounced the Black Lives Matter movement, accusing the movement of encouraging followers to tear down the Oviedo community and waging war against the police. She pledged to preserve and defend the city against the organizers who she believes are only interested in gaining political power.
Smith added additional details on her Facebook page on Thursday adding that BLM members are stealing “the history of our Black ancestors who were slaves in order to try to give legitimacy to their evil intentions and much more.”
She continued, “If you support this group, according to Genesis 12:3, you will be fighting against the G-d of Israel, the Creator of the Universe.
Do your research, follow the money trail. They are stealing our history to disguise their evil purposes.”
Smith’s Facebook postings on Thursday, June 18, included a link to an opinion piece in the online publication LAWENFOREMENTTODAY.COM that dealt with a high school principal suspended for criticizing Black Lives Matter.
Two protests have been held in Oviedo recently. The organizers of the June 13 demonstration described the event as “…a PEACEFUL protest created by fellow Oviedo citizens that is meant to bring awareness and voice to Oviedo’s community.”
There were no incidents to report at either gathering.