We must take sides

A simple checklist to determine if you support Authoritarianism or Christianity.

If you support a candidate who announces to the world an intent to violate basic human rights and civil liberties;

If you think mass incarceration and deportations based solely on religion is justifiable, much less a good idea;

If you think the government should torture more prisoners;

If you support a violation of the rules of war, including intentionally targeting innocent family members;

If you think it’s important to deny millions of Americans basic constitutional rights because of sexual orientation;

Then the kingdom you want isn’t Christian, it’s authoritarian.

Jesus said, “thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.” You can’t be a follower of Jesus and support oppression in this world – oppression that doesn’t exist in God’s kingdom. As Christians, we strive to build God’s kingdom, on earth as it is in heaven. And that means rejecting oppression and oppressors, not electing them to public office.

Elie Wiesel

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