Christian Women Condemn Trump’s Abusive Remarks
The sin of misogyny has caused many of us to experience sexual assault or sexually abusive language that threatened our safety, dignity and well-being.
Christian leaders cannot condone such violent speech about women as a minor mistake or an innocent attempt to be “macho.” These excuses teach our young people that such language is acceptable and do further harm to those who have been abused.
We urge all religious leaders to preach, teach and help their communities heal from the twin sins of sexual violence and misogyny. While we are disheartened by Mr. Trump’s toxic words, we believe this moment presents an opportunity to teach our daughters and sons that they are loved, and to teach all Americans how to speak out against sexually violent language.Please take a moment to add your support via this link + forward on to other clergy + lay leaders in your network – http://tinyurl.com/XtianWomenCondemnTrumpRemark
(* Congregation names are for organizational purposes only)
Rev. Suzii Paynter, President, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship
Michelle Warren, Director of Policy, Christian Community Development Association
Dr. Serene Jones, President, Union Theological Seminary
Dr. Barbara Williams Skinner, President, Skinner Leadership Institute
Diana Butler Bass, Ph.D. Author, Educator, Spiritual Leader
Jennifer Danielle Crumpton, Femmevangelical.com
Rev. Jennifer Butler, CEO, Faith in Public Life
Jo Anne Lyon, Ambassador, The Wesleyan Church
Rev. Jaqui Lewis, Middle Church
Rev. Carol Howard Merritt, Author
Rev. Katharine Henderson, Auburn Seminary
Rev. Dr. Susan Thistlethwaite, Professor of Theology at Chicago Theological Seminary
* and a growing and flourishing coalition of over 700 highly motivated US clergy + lay leaders as of Thursday morning. Thank you for adding your support!
And many more by Thursday night-do sign on!
Rev. Dr. Judith Lee,Good Shepherd Inclusive Catholic Community in Fort Myers, Florida
Pastor Judy Lee