Christians Target Trump With Church Signs - He Won't Like What They Had To Say

You know you’ve done something wrong when church signs across the nation are taking shots at you. That’s the situation that President Donald Trump finds himself in, as church reader boards from all over the place are scolding him in the wake of the firestorm created by his Charlottesville remarks. Of course, these being houses of worship and all, the scolding is on the lighter side and in the form of puns.

As the Daily Mail shares, there’s a number of memorable potshots littered across the nation courtesy of these reader boards, and the mainstream media would be wise to take note. There is a way to get your point across without cramming it down others' throats and essentially lighting yourself on fire.

“When I find myself in Tweets O’ Trouble, Mother Russia Comes To Me, Speaking Words Of Wisdom...Covfefe!” reads one board.

“We all need to say it out loud. White supremacy is a sin,” reads another board.

“Fact: The alt-right is all wrong,” says another board.

Evan Welcher, a 34-year-old pastor from the First Christian Church in Glenwood, Iowa, offered up his thoughts on Charlottesville.

“I've tried to learn from my African-American sisters and brothers in Christ about racism and one of the overwhelming frustrations I've heard from them is they do not believe their white sisters and brothers in Christ care about their plight,” he said.

That’s incredibly well said, and it helps drive the point home. Few can hear the pastor’s words and not walk away without at least pondering if there’s something to it. Compare that with the divisive rhetoric on the subject that litters the airwaves, and it’s not too hard to see why some people tune out when the topic is broached.

“Trump deceived poor white folks,” reads one sign.

“Make America compassionate again,” says another sign.

“Make racism wrong again,” exclaims one board.

The Rev. Michael R. Jordan of the New Era Baptist Church in Birmingham has also offered up his thoughts on the matter, and he provides plenty of food for thought.

“There's a covert expectation by even poor whites of white privilege. They feel like even if they're illiterate, skin color should give them privilege. Even if they are an illiterate, they feel superior to a black president with a Harvard degree. What interrupted that was a black president and immigrants. Trump plugged in on that. He's talking basically about let's get white males in charge. That was the covert message of this campaign,” he said. “Everything to poor whites was Obama's fault. They feel that because they're white they should get privileges.”

Jordan may have a point, but there’s something that gets horribly missed in all of the discussions about racism and racial tensions. There are scores of people across the nation of all colors that don’t have a racist bone in their bodies or ever have racist thoughts. When those folks find themselves painted with the same brush as the extremists, it’s incredibly off-putting.

Quite simply, there’s ways to have the conversation - and there’s ways to not. President Donald Trump has some learning to do in that regard, but he’s far from the only one. Elected officials and members of the press that insist on fanning the flames while speaking in generalities need to tap the brakes and seriously look in the mirror, because they’re creating the exact problem of divisiveness that they claim to be so passionately against.

Source: Daily Mail
Photo: Instagram, Twitter

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