Do you attend a white moderate church? One where leadership openly speaks of the horrors of homosexuality and abortion, but NEVER racism or xenophobia? If so, please consider the words of Martin Luther King, Jr., given the hate we are seeing in Charlottesville.
Because here’s the thing. We all should be outspoken against evil. Every kind of evil. So when bigots spread hate, whether they are so-called Muslims, so-called Christians — no matter — those of us who believe in liberty and justice for all cannot sit back in silence.
Peace is vital, but progress is more important.
“First, I must confess that over the last few years I have been gravely disappointed with the white moderate. I have almost reached the regrettable conclusion that the Negro’s great stumbling block in the stride toward freedom is not the White Citizen’s Council-er or the Ku Klux Klanner, but the white moderate who is more devoted to ‘order’ than to justice; who prefers a negative peace which is the absence of tension to a positive peace which is the presence of justice; who constantly says ‘I agree with you in the goal you seek, but I can’t agree with your methods of direct action.'”