Lies on the lips of a priest
Thanksgiving disguised as a feast

from Kanye West (Ft. Frank Ocean & Jay Z) – No Church in the Wild Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

The clergy assisted other colonists in cheating and killing Native Americans. Thanksgiving supposedly commemorates a historic feast shared by Native Americans and colonists, but the actual origins of the celebration are up for debate. In other words, the feast may disguise genocide.

This line also references broader corruption and abuse on the part of those in religious power throughout history.

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