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Clergy say: Donald Trump’s disrespect of Flint Pastor is Not Who We Are
As a Pastor, I invite all other clergy members to stand together against the racial, religious and other intolerance that Donald Trump promotes.
His campaign is putting our Latino, Muslim-American, African American, those with disabilities, and other community members directly at risk. There is no place for this kind of discrimination in America.
As clergy, we affirm the values that make us who we are: diversity, openness and compassion.
Join me in saying: Donald Trump is not who America is, and he is not who we are.
Why is this important?
Today, Donald Trump made several disrespectful remarks about Reverend Green-Timmons, after she welcomed him to Bethel United Methodist Church, in Flint, Michigan, She said she invited Trump because her “church welcomes all people and cherished the opportunity to remind the nation about the crisis her city is coping with.”
As Trump’s remarks veered off course to political attacks, Reverend Green-Timmons reminded him that he was not there to make a political speech, but to talk to her congregation about what Flint has been going through. Afterwards, Donald Trump made several disrespectful remarks depicting Reverend Green-Timmons as a ‘nervous mess.’
Donald Trump’s comments are disrespectful, his rhetoric is hateful, and his intolerance threatens the fabric of our communities.
We denounce his disrespectful comments about Reverend Green-Timmons, and stand together to say that Donald Trump and his indecency and disrespect is Not Who We Are.