An Open Letter to President Donald Trump

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He cautions President Trump over moral leadership based upon a report over something he may not have actually said. And if he did say it he still was not denigrating any people but remarking upon the abysmal conditions in some countries. An absolutely true statement if not elegantly phrased. He then goes on to cite the moral leadership of JFK a well documented serial womanizer and LBJ probably the most vulgar and profane man to ever occupy the Oval Office.

Kevin more than 3 years ago

Profane treatment is the problem.

I am grateful for Bishop Lyght's spiritual leadership as he calls out Trump's "failure to provide moral leadership."

The issue with the "sh*thole countries" comment is not with the president's use of profanity (as another commenter pointed out, many presidents have had salty tongues). The issue is that his words reflect his actions: this administrationpolicies that disproportionately harm people of color -- whether those people are currently in the U.S. (e.g., equating white supremacy with Black Lives Matter), trying to get here (e.g., refugee ban), or living outside the U.S. (e.g., supporting climate change at the expense of small island nations). By definition, this is racism.

True spiritual leaders (like Bishop Light) call out racism, and we in the UMC can be grateful for their strong moral leadership.

Diane Kenaston more than 3 years ago