The following is an excerpt from an article by one of the Summit’s elders, Bruce Ashford. In light of the recent unrest in Charlottesville, VA, we wanted to make it abundantly clear that while Christians may disagree about many things, we all agree that any kind of racial superiority is evil to the core. We want to stand united against it and pray that God would use his church to bring hope, healing, and redemption through the gospel to a broken world. As JT English says, “White supremacy is the antithesis of the Kingdom of God. Our mission is to all nations, and our King is a man from Nazareth.”
God is not a racist.
Torch-wielding white nationalists and white supremacists marching through Charlottesville, Virginia, Friday night failed to learn that important lesson. They shouted ‘unite the right’ and ‘white lives matter’ — and called for the South to split from the United States.
The Friday evening march was a precursor to a larger “Alt-Right” rally taking place this weekend in response to Charlottesville’s decision to move a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee from Emancipation Park to another park.
The rally is reminiscent of an Alt-Right event in Charlottesville in May, in which white nationalists marched and chanted slogans including “Russia is our friend,” “White lives matter,” and “No more brother wars.”
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