To the editor:
It has become clear to me that Trump supporters aren’t blind to what he’s doing to America, they want what he’s doing to America.
Their vision for America is the same as his: a white, pseudo-Christian nation.
Because of Trump’s enabling, the white nationalists (who claim to be Christians) are a bigger domestic terrorist threat than any other group, including Islamic terrorists.
The hatred toward minorities in this country has been ramped up to levels not seen since the 1960s. Xenophobia and bigotry are on the rise because of Trump’s racist immigration policies. His policies mirror the racist xenophobic sentiments of polone Francis Bellamy, author of the Pledge of Allegiance: “There are other races which we cannot assimilate without lowering our racial standard” and “every alien immigrant of inferior race may bring corruption to the stock.”
Oh, yeah, this man was a Methodist minister.
The overwhelming support of Trump by white Christians is another low point in the racist checkered past of the church.
Their defense and support of slavery is well documented and was excoriated by Fredrick Douglass in a speech on July 5, 1852.
So, if you want to attack a religion, as many want to attack Islam, just remember that the Christian church has just as much blood on its hands.
To be clear, with some exceptions, the Christian church of today does not resemble Christ’s vision for His church. And Trump’s America does not resemble the Founding Fathers’ vision for America.