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Tallahassee Pastors Conference Addresses Flint Water Crisis

Posted at 5:17 PM, Feb 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-02 17:40:33-05

TALLAHASSEE, FL (WTXL) - Pastors from across the country met in Tallahassee Tuesday to support families in Flint, Michigan dealing with unsafe water conditions.

Pastors are calling the situation in Flint an "epidemic" some going so far to call it a "crime."

The pastors come from all over the country including one from Flint. They say the health and well-being of families in Flint are being overlooked.

More than half of the population in Flint is African-American, according to the group and the pastors say the fabric of the black family is at stake when the government fails to take proper and immediate action.

And so, the group of faith leaders is coming together to raise awareness about the crisis in Flint.

Dr. Mark Anthony Jones, a Pastor at Mount Union Missionary Baptist Church, said, "The church has to be the headlight, not the tail light. We have to lead by example, and so I'm grateful to see that so many of the brethren are standing together. We're losing our children."

Pastors say what happened in Flint could have happened in Tallahassee or any other city in America.