Amid the nations's excitement from the Supreme Court's gay marriage decision, President Obama traveled to South Carolina to attend the funeral of the slain pastor. On Friday in Charleston, Obama eulogized Rev. Clementa Pinckney, sang 'Amazing Grace' to a full house and drew massive applause from the spirited audience with what was possibly his best speech yet.
Speaking honestly and passionately, Obama addressed the 5,000-strong crowd at TD Arena at the College of Charleston. He talked of Pinckney's life and faith in God, race relations in America, the Confederate flag and the role of the church in African-American life.
"Rev. Pinckney embodied a politics that was neither mean nor small. He conducted himself quietly and kindly and diligently," Obama said. "What a good man. Sometimes I think that's the best thing to hope for ... to just say somebody was a good man."
He also talked about how the church has always been a refuge for the Black community and called the Confederate flag a symbol of oppression. He said that America had been "blind" for too long to the pain that the flag caused and to the "unique mayhem" that gun violence inflicts.
Obama then closed his electrifying eulogy with a choir-backed rendition of "Amazing Grace" and you absolutely have to see it.