CACG's executive director Christopher Hale responds to the election of Donald Trump as President of the United States:
St. Thomas More said it well: "I'm the king's good servant, but God's first."
I'll pray for the President-elect, but as a person of faith and a patriot, I cannot at this point be anything more than his loyal opposition.
I'm not moving to Canada. I'm not going anywhere.
I'm going to stay here and fight for a nation where the poor are blessed, the last are first, and strangers are welcomed.
With God's love in Jesus, a new kingdom is established. We're collaborators in this kingdom where all injustices are overturned. Black lives matter here. LGBTQ lives matter here; and so too do the lives of refugees, women, the imprisoned, the unborn, and anyone else who suffers dehumanization, exclusion, and injustice.
This isn't just some distant reality, but God's highest hopes for our people here and now.
I'm willing to encounter, engage, and befriend anyone to make Pope Francis's dream for the United States a lived reality: "let this be a place where everyone is welcomed, loved, and forgiven."
Today was tough, but I'm excited to get back to work tomorrow.
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