Amy Butler has a challenge for ministers, preachers, pastors, and prophets of the church: now that the election is over, it’s time to stop being silent from the pulpit. Though Pastors are prohibited from stumping for candidates during worship, Rev. Butler reminds us that they are not prohibited from speaking truth to or about power — and that includes President-Elect Trump.
She also reminds all of us who claim to be followers of Christ, we are Christians before we are Republicans or Democrats. Whatever opinions we may have on the intricacies of US Foreign and Domestic policy, we have pledged to certain values that (still) should unite us all. Because of current events and the moves the President-elect seems to be taking, she cites three: love and advocacy for the poor, love of all our neighbors (whoever they may be), and a refusal to accept misogyny as the new law of the land.
These values may be tested in coming days, and it is our duty, following the example Christ set for us, to live up to them.