I don’t know how to explain Trumpvangelicals apart from white Christianity’s long history of justifying and defending white supremacy. How else do you reconcile “America first” with “the last shall be first”?
Donald Trump did not create the crisis we now face, but his presidency is exposing the truth about who we are as evangelicals — not a movement divided between left and right, but a people of faith who must now choose between slaveholder religion and the Christianity of Christ.
In Lynchburg they aimed to fellowship, and to reaffirm their values — but also to serve as a thorn in the side of those who promote a conservative brand of their faith that has aligned itself with President Trump.
I want to believe that moral character, sacrifice, decency, and goodness are important to you...But every time you have an opportunity to take up your cross and show me, it seems as if you are more interested in prospering white, male, heterosexual, right-wing, conservative power and privilege.
Taking a page from the Old Testament, a diverse group of theological experts recently gathered in Boston wearing sackcloth and ashes to dramatize their grief over the corruption of U.S. Christianity.
We write this open letter in hope that you will be true to the promise of your public statement about why Rev. Martin was removed this week and in greater hope that America might experience a moral revival.