@mattdizwhitlock Quick reminder: our faith has a lay clergy & spiritual credentialing isn't a thing. Messages of faith aren't legitimized through attendance in 1 hour classes in HS (you) or by earning 2 Masters and a PhD from the prestigious Union Seminary (@ReverendWarnock) 1/8
People of good faith have a right to share their beliefs regardless. God doesn’t care about degrees. And disqualifying someone from political service because your interpretation of their beliefs doesn’t align with yours is an act of bad faith. Both religiously and politically 2/8
This pernicious technique has regularly been applied to members of our own faith. It is toxic. But perhaps worse, it has historically been used to disqualify Black Americans. It was regularly used against MLK. 3/8
But it is precisely the deep faith in Black communities that has helped sustain Black Americans through destructive and dehumanizing actions by our society and government. In many ways, historic Black churches have played a critical role in holding our nation together. 4/8
To imply that a prominent mainstream Black church (Ebeneezer) is radical is disingenuous and untrue. This is weaponizing both religion and race--it's the politics of destruction. MWEG has and will continue to speak out when faith or race are weaponized …y.mormonwomenforethicalgovernment.org/pledge-not-to-… 5/8
Simply put, please stop this. DO UNTO OTHERS. There is no subtext that exempts politics from this high moral law. If you don’t want this done to Senator @MittRomney or Justice Amy Coney Barrett, don’t do this to Reverend Warnock. 6/8
Finally, it is deeply disingenuous to decry Democrats as faithless and godless and then try to disqualify any person of faith running as a Democrat because they don’t preach the "right kind" of faith 7/8
While we don’t endorse candidates, we DO believe our nation is stronger when people of faith are represented in both parties. And from a faith perspective, we'd ask you to consider that what Rev Warnock has said is neither radical nor wrong. 8/8 (end) churchofjesuschrist.org/study/general-…

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