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White Christians Who Voted for Donald Trump: Fix This. Now.

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White Christians Who Voted for Donald Trump: Fix This. Now.


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We Christians like to talk about Hell a lot, so let’s talk about Hell a little.

Yesterday, in the very first few daylight hours after Donald Trump’s election victory it began:

Near San Francisco, a home in Noe Valley flew a nazi flag where kids walk by to get to school.
A white middle school student brought a Trump sign to school and told a black classmate it was time for him to get “back in place”.
A gay New York City man getting on a bus was told that he should “Enjoy the concentration camps, faggot!”
The NYU Muslim Students Association found the word “Trump!” scrawled on the door of their prayer room.
A female seminary student was stopped at a coffee shop with the words, “Smile sweetheart, we beat the cunt.”
Parents of children of color spent the day picking up their children early from elementary, middle, and high schools across the country because they were inundated with slurs and harassment and unable to study.
A group of Hispanic kids in Raleigh were taunted by white children, telling them they were “going back to Mexico.”

This is the personal Hell we’ve unleashed upon our people this week. 

And if you’re a white Christian and you voted for Donald Trump: You need to fix this. Now.

You comprise the lion’s share of Trump’s elevation to the highest office of our country.
You knew exactly who this man was while you held your noses and covered your eyes and endorsed him anyway.
You are fully responsible for the flood of personal sewage now engulfing children and adults of color, those in the LGBTQ community, those in the Muslim community.
And you, white Christian, better get you spiritual shIt together and figure out how you’re going make this right.

Let’s be clear about something, brethren:

This is not the time to appeal to minorities and marginalized communities to “come together in unity” with white people right now. That was Hillary Clinton’s message, and even though she had the track record and the experience and the wherewithal to make it happen—you passed on it. Instead you chose the guy who’s entire resume is about supremacy and privilege, whose entire campaign was about the fear of the other (the other in this case, being anyone not white, straight, and Christian). You chose the guy endorsed by the KKK. You did.

You need to understand this.
Oppressed people aren’t obliged to make nice with their oppressors.
The bullied don’t owe anything to the bullies.
Victims don’t have to make their assailants feel better.
Young children of color aren’t responsible to educate racist children—or their parents.

In the 25th chapter of Matthew’s Gospel, Jesus tells his listeners, that those who followed after him, those who would bear his name are to love the least; not those who are less-than, but those who are treated as less-than. He then paints the picture of the eternal suffering Christians are always so willing to condemn others to, and he says that it will be their lack of love and compassion and mercy for these most vulnerable, most hurting people—that will condemn them.

White Christians and the white Church, especially if you voted for Donald Trump: this is all on you.

Your pastors need to speak clearly and explicitly into this, now.
Your church websites and social media pages need to address this harassment and bullying and terrorizing, now.
You need to talk to your white children and teach them how not not be horrible to other kids, and how to stand up to those who are being horrible, now.
You need to talk to your kid’s coaches and to your midweek Bible Study and to your co-workers and your church staff and your gun club—and you need to call this poison out, now.

White churches, this Sunday, your only sermon should be the one that reminds your white members what the parable of the Good Samaritan was compelling followers of Jesus to be: radically merciful when everyone else looked the other way.
You need to reach out to your neighbors and coworkers and classmates and social media friends who are part of marginalized communities and reassure them, listen to them, care for them, be Jesus to them.

If not, no matter how you rationalize it or try to squeeze your way out of it, the personal Hell so many people are living in and will continue to live in over the next four years, will be one of your design.
It will be your shared sin.
The blood will be on your hands.

This is your place and time in history to show people what Jesus is supposed to look like.
This is your urgent moment to make a testimony that is Christlike or to willingly and openly deny Christ.
This is your crucial opportunity to be the peacemakers, white Christians; not by compelling the marginalized to be more understanding or to ask them to come to the table with those who are injuring them—but by speaking directly into the face of those inflicting the injury and demanding their repentance.

Now you can dismiss these stories or diminish their collateral damage or accuse the victims of exaggeration. You can claim that things will die down once these people “get this out of their systems”.
You can turn away and logout and retreat into the cloistered security of your white Christian bubble of privilege.

Or, you can step out into the school hallways and bus stops and coffee shops and Twitter feeds and bring the bold, loving, redemptive presence of Jesus you’re always claiming you want to be in the world. You can actually step into Hell and bring the freakin’ love of God.

At times like these, Christians like to smile sweetly and say, “God is in control.”
No. God is not in control.
God didn’t vote for Donald Trump, you did.
Stop passing the buck to God.
God isn’t defacing prayer rooms.
God isn’t taunting gay teenagers.
God is not bullying kids on buses.
God isn’t threatening Muslim families.
White Christians are.
You are in control of this. You have pulpits and pews and a voice and influence and social media, so get to work. 

You need to do some knee to the dirt exploratory surgery with your Maker and figure out how you’re going to respond to this—and then respond.

For the love of God and for the love of the people you claim that God so loves—fix this.

Now.



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marmie41
by Member on Nov. 11, 2016 at 12:29 PM
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How do we know, for certain, that it is white Christians who voted for Trump doing these acts?
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by Emerald Member on Nov. 11, 2016 at 12:38 PM

You think the African Americans are telling other AA's to go back to Africa and the like? Is this what you think is happening?

Quoting marmie41: How do we know, for certain, that it is white Christians who voted for Trump doing these acts?


marmie41
by Member on Nov. 11, 2016 at 12:58 PM
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I just think it is easier to blame the white Christians, than entertain the idea that some acts reported were done for attention and 15 minutes of fame.



Quoting Pema_Jampa:

You think the African Americans are telling other AA's to go back to Africa and the like? Is this what you think is happening?

Quoting marmie41: How do we know, for certain, that it is white Christians who voted for Trump doing these acts?

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by Emerald Member on Nov. 11, 2016 at 12:59 PM

There are hundreds of reports being made every day. They can't all be bogus. 

Quoting marmie41: I just think it is easier to blame the white Christians, than entertain the idea that some acts reported were done for attention and 15 minutes of fame.
Quoting Pema_Jampa:

You think the African Americans are telling other AA's to go back to Africa and the like? Is this what you think is happening?

Quoting marmie41: How do we know, for certain, that it is white Christians who voted for Trump doing these acts?


marmie41
by Member on Nov. 11, 2016 at 1:04 PM
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I'm not saying they are all bogus. But I don't think they are all done by the white Christain Trump supporters. Case in point the Layfette student.



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Quoting Pema_Jampa:

There are hundreds of reports being made every day. They can't all be bogus. 

Quoting marmie41: I just think it is easier to blame the white Christians, than entertain the idea that some acts reported were done for attention and 15 minutes of fame.







Quoting Pema_Jampa:

You think the African Americans are telling other AA's to go back to Africa and the like? Is this what you think is happening?

Quoting marmie41: How do we know, for certain, that it is white Christians who voted for Trump doing these acts?

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by Emerald Member on Nov. 11, 2016 at 1:05 PM

The majority of those who support him are white Christians yes? Connect the dots.

Quoting marmie41: I'm not saying they are all boughs. But I don't think they are all done by the white Christain Trump supporters. Case in point the Layfette student.
Quoting Pema_Jampa:

There are hundreds of reports being made every day. They can't all be bogus. 

Quoting marmie41: I just think it is easier to blame the white Christians, than entertain the idea that some acts reported were done for attention and 15 minutes of fame.
Quoting Pema_Jampa:

You think the African Americans are telling other AA's to go back to Africa and the like? Is this what you think is happening?

Quoting marmie41: How do we know, for certain, that it is white Christians who voted for Trump doing these acts?


Clairwil
by Platinum Member on Nov. 11, 2016 at 1:11 PM
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Quoting marmie41:

How do we know, for certain, that it is white Christians who voted for Trump doing these acts?

That's not what the article claimed, was it?

I thought it was saying that the evangelical white Christians voted for Trump, and that Trump winning has been the trigger for the events.    Not that the Christians were directly the ones who took part in the events.


Suppose you throw a chunk of meat into the middle of a pack of starving dogs and, in the resulting melee, several dogs get hurt.   You didn't bite those dogs yourself.   But the dogs getting bitten was a predictable consequence of the action you did take.

Tsiporah
by on Nov. 11, 2016 at 1:13 PM
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For once, PJ, we are the same page. These people are also anti-Semites and anti-Catholic. Except I don't agree that only white Christians who votes for Trump are responsible or are the ones are behaving badly. Just turn on the news. There are minorities and snowflakes out there doing the same thing in reverse. And on both sides we need to make these people understand that their bad behavior is NOT OK.

Every American - no matter who you voted for - must immediately make it known LOUDLY AND CLEARLY THAT THIS BEHAVIOR WILL NOT BE TOLERATED - AT ALL - EVER. THIS IS COMPLETELY UNACCEPTABLE AND ANTI-AMERICAN, AND THOSE WHO BEHAVE THIS WAY WILL FACE SIGNIFICANT CONSEQUENCES.

Thank you for bring this to my attention PJ. As soon as my migraine improves I'll be posting and blogging everywhere I can.

Americans have always been able to accomplish so much because our differences brought to the table POVs and methods that no homogenous group of people could imagine.

We must make it clear that only by working together can we move toward making our nation great. THIS IS NOT ACCEPTABLE. THIS IS ANTI-AMERICAN. THERE WILL BE CONSEQUENCES FOR SUCH BEHAVIOR, WHETHER IT'S ANTI-TRUMP OR IDIOT BIGOTS WITH A SHORT CIRCUIT IN THEIR TINY BRAINS WHO THOUGHT THIS IS WHAT MR. TRUMP WANTS.
marmie41
by Member on Nov. 11, 2016 at 1:15 PM
That is correct. But not all are acting this way. You take offense when people group all BLM supports into the thug category, hate police and want them dead. I know not all supporters act or think that way and as the saying goes one bad apple can spoil the whole bunch.

You are doing the exact same thing you so despise. Blaming all white Christsins. Some of us are actually appalled by their actions and embarrassed.

Quoting Pema_Jampa:

The majority of those who support him are white Christians yes? Connect the dots.

Quoting marmie41: I'm not saying they are all boughs. But I don't think they are all done by the white Christain Trump supporters. Case in point the Layfette student.

Quoting Pema_Jampa:

There are hundreds of reports being made every day. They can't all be bogus. 

Quoting marmie41: I just think it is easier to blame the white Christians, than entertain the idea that some acts reported were done for attention and 15 minutes of fame.



Quoting Pema_Jampa:

You think the African Americans are telling other AA's to go back to Africa and the like? Is this what you think is happening?

Quoting marmie41: How do we know, for certain, that it is white Christians who voted for Trump doing these acts?

Pema_Jampa
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by Emerald Member on Nov. 11, 2016 at 1:21 PM

PREACH! Do feel better!

Quoting Tsiporah: For once, PJ, we are the same page. These people are also anti-Semites and anti-Catholic. Except I don't agree that only white Christians who votes for Trump are responsible or are the ones are behaving badly. Just turn on the news. There are minorities and snowflakes out there doing the same thing in reverse. And on both sides we need to make these people understand that their bad behavior is NOT OK. Every American - no matter who you voted for - must immediately make it known LOUDLY AND CLEARLY THAT THIS BEHAVIOR WILL NOT BE TOLERATED - AT ALL - EVER. THIS IS COMPLETELY UNACCEPTABLE AND ANTI-AMERICAN, AND THOSE WHO BEHAVE THIS WAY WILL FACE SIGNIFICANT CONSEQUENCES. Thank you for bring this to my attention PJ. As soon as my migraine improves I'll be posting and blogging everywhere I can. Americans have always been able to accomplish so much because our differences brought to the table POVs and methods that no homogenous group of people could imagine. We must make it clear that only by working together can we move toward making our nation great. THIS IS NOT ACCEPTABLE. THIS IS ANTI-AMERICAN. THERE WILL BE CONSEQUENCES FOR SUCH BEHAVIOR, WHETHER IT'S ANTI-TRUMP OR IDIOT BIGOTS WITH A SHORT CIRCUIT IN THEIR TINY BRAINS WHO THOUGHT THIS IS WHAT MR. TRUMP WANTS.


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