Tonight I spoke at Congregation Emanu El in Houston, Texas, on the topic of “Whose Report Are We Going to Believe?”

There are some reports tonight you can’t believe. You can’t believe the report of religious nationalism.
You can’t believe the report of religious white supremacy, and I say that because white supremacy is a religion.
We also can’t believe the report of eschatological indifference and escapism.
Believing the wrong report can’t save us. We learned that just yesterday. History teaches us — from abolition to women’s suffrage to the labor movement to the civil rights era — that reports never saved us.
Only deeply committed moral-fusion movements that’s resisted the lies of oppression have pushed America toward a more perfect union.
What we most need now is an enlightened public committed to rebuilding the infrastructure of democracy in our communities.
We must reclaim the moral high ground and resolve to work together beyond the puny language of left and right until we achieve at the ballot box what too many have hoped the special counsel would do for us.
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