aside Bishop Curry Is Leading Protest Against The White House’s Lack Of Moral Character

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BISHOP MICHAEL CURRY

I am thrilled that there are some Christian leaders who are willing to take the republican Donald Trump and his fellow GOP members in the White House and in the US Congress to task for their lack of moral character. They are providing an opposing voice to those Evangelicals who support this administration.

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On May 23, 2018, Daniel Burke of CNN News penned the following report, “Bishop whose sermon lit up royal wedding to lead White House protest”

Excerpts:

“Fresh off his star-making sermon at the British royal wedding on Saturday, Episcopal Presiding Bishop Michael Curry plans to take part in a candlelight vigil and protest in front of the White House on Thursday (5/24/18).

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BISHOP CURRY
“Curry will be joined by leaders from Christian churches who say they are concerned about a “dangerous crisis of moral and political leadership at the highest levels of our government and in our churches.” Those crises, Curry and the other Christian leaders say, put “the soul of the nation and the integrity of faith” at stake.”
“Organizers say they expect 1,000 people to turn out for a church service before the protest and for the protest itself, to be held on Thursday evening in Lafayette Square, a park across the street from the White House.”
“This weekend I spoke about the way of love. As elders, we view bringing the Reclaiming Jesus declaration to the public square as a tangible example of how to live out that way of love,” Curry said, referring to a statement, called “Reclaiming Jesus,” endorsed by progressive Christian leaders who lament the rise of political partisanship and the marginalization of vulnerable communities.”
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“The sharply worded statement also calls “America first,” a foreign-policy slogan endorsed by President Donald Trump, “theological heresy” and condemns the “normalization of lying” and “the resurgence of white nationalism, racism, and xenophobia; misogyny; attacks on immigrants, refugees, and the poor.”
“We are Christian leaders bearing moral witness to the teachings of our faith in the public square,” Curry continued. “As citizens we want our government to reflect our values. As a Bishop I believe we should follow the teachings of Jesus — who taught us to love God and love our neighbor.”
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“Curry, the first African-American head of the Episcopal Church, lit up St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle on Saturday, delivering an impassioned sermon on the redemptive power of love at the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan Markle.”
“Curry, who has been a pastor for nearly three decades, is known for seamlessly blending spiritual and political themes in his preaching and activism.”
“As a bishop in North Carolina, he supported the Moral Mondays campaign, which included statehouse protests against perceived inequality. At a rally in 2014, for example, he called for teachers to receive higher salaries and called education a “divine right.”
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“At the White House protest, organizers say Curry will be joined by a number of other prominent progressive Christian leaders, including the Rev. Sharon Watkins, former General Minister of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), the Rev. James Forbes, former pastor of New York’s Riverside Church, and the Rev. Jim Wallis, President and Founder, Sojourners.”

6 comments

  1. About time? Actually, this is one of the things we can applaud about the trump presidency: it is waking up a bunch of sleeping and/or unmotivated citizens to their responsibilities as citizens of a democracy.

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    • Dear Hugh,

      I couldn’t agree more. It is about time Christians are calling out their Evangelical brothers and sisters reliance on a leader who is lacking in moral character with his racist tendencies, his cruel attitude regarding suffering peoples seeking asylum, has cavalier treatment of the poor with his policies and legislation, his slandering/ bullying of good peoples who aren’t acting loyal enough, etc. The list is so long.

      There is definitely something wrong with this picture.

      Hugs, Gronda

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  2. Gronda, this is terrific. More voices are needed to leverage the fine work of Rev. William Barber who is taking his Moral Monday movement nationally. Yet, it is not just the President’s lack of moral character, it how it is impacting our children and the world. He says that NFL players who don’t come out for the national anthem don’t belong here, but what about a man who dishonor his office and our country by lying, demeaning, denigrating and bullying?

    Keith

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    • Dear Keith,

      I am thrilled with the religious leaders who are coming out to push back on the GOP policies and the president. They will take on the Evangelicals as well but not with meanness.

      I’m upset abut the NFL owners caving into the likes of President Trump when they should be backing the players. This story has legs as I expect some blow back on the owners.

      Hugs, Gronda

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    • Dear Roger,

      Bishop Curry and Reverend Barber are two charismatic religious leaders who know how to get peoples’ attention. It is crucial that peoples’ hearts be moved in a better direction.

      Hugs, Gronda

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