A Simple Response

Barack Obama, quoting Nelson Mandela:

No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin or his background or his religion…

George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush, in a joint statement:

America must always reject racial bigotry, anti-Semitism, and hatred in all forms … we are all created equal and endowed by our Creator with unalienable rights.

Rejecting and denouncing hatred is not political. It is not Left versus Right. It is the appropriate response in light of the worth and dignity endowed to us by our Creator.

We should expect and demand this most appropriate response unequivocally from our leaders. More importantly, we must expect and demand it from ourselves.

While my voice is small, by grace I will use it to respond appropriately: I reject and denounce white nationalism, white supremacy, Nazis, and all others who hate based on skin or religion. To those targeted by hate: you are my neighbors. I will stand with you and for you. This land was made for you and me.