What if our acts of fidelity to the tribe our back bumper testifies to have actually been the thing God was satirically calling into question from the beginning?
On election night, I took my first, deep breath in weeks. And today, I wrote a prayer to read now and in the coming months when the next vote is needed, the next march is organized, and the next disaster comes to hijack our confidence in humanity.
The tenets of true freedom, divine dignity, and equality for all are the ultimate obstacles to conservative evangelical Christianity’s battle to take the hill and lord itself over our country.
#TheDeclaration should not have worked. It’s too long. It had too many drafters. But it did work, and it is working. Why? I believe it’s because the message is the anthem of our era.
We publicly declare that what we hold in common in this confession is threatened by the festering infection of Eurocentric white nationalism and white supremacy.
The word courage or “counter-cultural witness” is typically reserved for those willing to die themselves rather than a term for those using oppressed minority groups as a bullet shield for their own existential anxieties about losing political power in a changing world.