Thanks for sharing some of your early memories and weaving a narrative with heartfelt emotions that are as relevant now as they were to you years ago. This country has some serious racial issues … and yes, we need “local leadership”, but also national leadership, which starts at the top, which in my opinion is sorely lacking.
The Right Reverend Mariann Budde, the Episcopal bishop of Washington, said she was “outraged” by Trump’s use of St. John’s as a prop. “I can’t believe what my eyes are seeing tonight,” she said. “What on earth did we just witness? The President just used a Bible … and one of the churches of my diocese without permission as a backdrop for a message antithetical to the teachings of Jesus and everything our churches stand for.”