We Must Speak Out: Christian Leaders on the White Nationalist Rally

August 16, 2017
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August 16, 2017 Editor

The hate must end.

August 13, 2017

This weekend, hundreds of alt-right white supremacists descended on Charlottesville, Virginia, to hold a “Unite the Right” rally. Their stated goal was to protest the removal of a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee from a park. Their rally, which consisted of neo-Nazis, heavily armed militia members and KKK members, also consisted of openly racist chants, Nazi flags and calls for white supremacy.

One counterprotester was killed and more than a dozen others injured when one of the white supremacists drove his car into a crowd. Two police officers were killed when a helicopter assigned to monitor the rally crashed nearby.

Today, many Christian leaders are speaking out against the protest and hatred. Here’s a look at recent tweets about opposing racism, standing up against injustice and working to end white supremacy. (Note, this piece will be updated throughout the next several days.)

[See also this article, “Trump disbands business councils as CEOs flee after Charlottesville remarks”].

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See below Keith Olbermann who with passion and justified vitriol, in reference to Charlottesville, did speak out, declaring: Trump must go!


Video accessed at: Keith Olbermann.

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Editor

Wayne Northey was Director of Man-to-Man/Woman-to-Woman – Restorative Christian Ministries (M2/W2) in British Columbia, Canada from 1998 to 2014, when he retired. He has been active in the criminal justice arena and a keen promoter of Restorative Justice since 1974. He has published widely on peacemaking and justice themes. You will find more about that on this website: a work in progress.

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