Add your name to endorse the open letter sent by Christian leaders who are part of the National Council of Churches to Vice President Pence and Congress to call for the removal of the President. The text of the letter is below:
Our faith instructs us to take seriously positions of leadership, not to lead others astray and to be careful about what we say and do. In Philippians 2:3-4 we are taught to, “Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility regard others as better than yourselves. Let each of you look not to your own interests, but to the interests of others.”
President Donald J. Trump’s actions and words have endangered the security of the country and its institutions of government by inciting a violent, deadly, seditious mob attack at the U.S. Capitol. His words and actions have placed the lives of the people he is supposed to serve in grave danger to advance his own interests. Further, he not only failed to stop or condemn the attack after the Capitol had been stormed but instead encouraged the mob by calling them patriots. This domestic terrorist attack resulted in at least five deaths, including a Capitol Police Officer, and more than a dozen police officers injured. The desecration of the Capitol building was also disgraceful and reprehensible.
For the good of the nation, so that we might end the current horror and prepare the way for binding up the nation’s wounds, we, as leaders of the member communions of the National Council of Churches of Christ in the USA (NCC), believe the time has come for the President of the United States, Donald J. Trump, to resign his position immediately. If he is unwilling to resign, we urge you to exercise the options provided by our democratic system.
In addition, we recognize the need to hold responsible not only those who invaded the Capitol, but also those who supported and/or promoted the President’s false claims about the election, or made their own false accusations.
We grieve for our country at this difficult time and continue to pray for the safety and security, and ultimately the healing of our nation. Holding those who have abused their power and participated in these immoral and tragic actions, in particular the President of the United States, is one step toward healing.
Anita Reno says
I am proud that the church is making a stand against white supremacy and the seditious act that occurred this week at the direction of the President and his close allies. To remain silent, is to be complicit.
Debbie Koons says
I am pleased to have an opportunity to express my support of this petition. It is heartbreaking that something so serious as the insurrection in Washington, DC. happened. It has created a time of great sadness and yes, even fear, in our great country. The sadness is deepened by the fact that the president and his cronies exhorted the insurrectionists to participate in this evil deeds.
Joseph brown says
To God be all the glory. In these unprecedented times it imperative that the true church stands up for righteousness and be the light of the world to which Jesus has called us to be. I’m honored to have the opprotunity to stand in harmony with the spiritual warriors who are standing for the kingdom of God. Isaiah 58:1 Cry aloud, spare not, lift up thy voice like a trumpet, and shew my people their transgression, and the house of Jacob their sins.
James Rivers says
We, as Christians, must stand for the right that Christ has given to us through His birth. life, death, resurrection and His return. We must lift His name for all the world to see that He lives in us and through us.