Trump's Monument to Racism


Donald Trump’s wall is obviously a terrible idea: It’s both impractical and ineffective — and more importantly, it’s immoral. Building Trump’s wall would be building a 2,200-mile-long monument to racism.

Racism is always based on lies; it always has been and always will be. We saw that again in Donald Trump’s address to the nation on last week. It was more of the same lies he has used since he announced his presidential candidacy in 2015.

Trump is holding the most vulnerable people hostage as he shuts down the government for a vanity project that experts agree has no possibility of keeping us safer. Soon, the most basic needs of food and shelter will be withheld from the very people Jesus tells us should our top priority: the hungry, the thirsty, the stranger, the naked, the prisoner.

It’s time for Christians to show the strength of our convictions and put an early end to this poisonous racial project once and for all: Trump’s wall would indeed be a monument to our worst instincts in this nation. Therefore Christians must say that Trump’s wall will not be built on our watch, not this week, not this year, not ever.