To: Vice President Mike Pence

VP Pence: Publicly Declare That White Supremacy Has No Place in the White House

VP Pence: Publicly Declare That White Supremacy Has No Place in the White House

There can be only one moral position when it comes to condemning racism, anti-Semitism and white supremacy. Take the moral convictions of your Christian faith and publicly condemn and affix blame solely on the shoulders of these white supremacy ideologues for inciting hate. Unequivocally declare that white supremacy is repulsive, counter to all this country stands for, and has no place in our White House. You must be clear that there can be no moral ambiguity when it comes to these groups and their fixation on white Christian supremacy in America.

Why is this important?

I write to you as a person of faith who has given my life to serve my Lord Jesus Christ. I know you also proclaim a deep Christian faith and it is in the spirit of our shared faith that I call upon you to act with the courage of your convictions in this moment.

You are well aware of the horrific events in Charlottesville that injured dozens and killed one young woman, Heather Heyer. Her death is the direct result of the rallying of people who call themselves the Alt Right but who are in fact the modern day manifestations of the Ku Klux Klan, Nazis and white supremacists.

As you are also aware, President Trump has equivocated in his condemnation of the events of Charlottesville, saying that there are 'good people on both sides'. These organized groups of men bearing torches chanted Nazi slogans from World War II. These are not good people who share American values, and this false moral equivalency has emboldened and encouraged the leaders of the Alt Right who are planning more rallies and threatening more communities in the coming days.

While you have condemned the violence you have refused to specifically denounce President Trump and even recently confirmed that you "Stand with the President" and his "both sides" argument. Your position is extremely hurtful to all those who have felt the brutal effects of Nazis, the Klan and white supremacy and betrays the American values and Christian values of dignity, justice and equality that I believe you hold dear.

There can be only one moral position when it comes to condemning racism, anti-Semitism and white supremacy. Take the moral convictions of your Christian faith and publicly declare that white supremacy is repulsive, counter to all this country stands for, and has no place in the White House; condemn and affix blame solely on the shoulders of these white supremacy ideologues for inciting hate. You must be clear that there can be no moral ambiguity when it comes to these groups and their fixation on white Christian supremacy in America.

We stand by to make faith leaders available to you from around the country to provide counsel.

Rev. Dr. Noel Castellanos
President, Christian Community Development Association
Board Member: National Association of Evangelicals (NAE) and World Vision
Auburn Senior Fellow


Reasons for signing

  • It is Necessary to get White Supremacist out of the White House, plus trump himself..
  • All of God's people are created equally. There is no supremacy nor inferiority.
  • I must stand up behind belief that all humanity are equal and belief of supremacy is not reflective of Christian

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