Trump’s Failure to Unequivocally Condemn White Supremacy Highlights Threat to Human Dignity

Christopher White writes:

One night after President Donald Trump refused to denounce white supremacists in the first presidential debate, former Vice President Joe Biden’s faith outreach team put the fight against racism in the spotlight, arguing that for people of faith, it should be the defining faith issue of the campaign.

Fighting racism is “at the core of our faith,” and the issue will “change the narrative in this election,” “said the Rev. Jim Wallis, a prominent Christian social justice leader who moderated the Sept. 30 virtual event.

Wallis said that after decades of refusing to endorse presidential candidates, he agreed to endorse Biden because racism is a “seminal issue” at stake in the campaign for people of faith….

Nichole Flores, a professor of religious studies at the University of Virginia who is Catholic, said that “to have a president, someone who is sitting in the Oval Office right now who cannot condemn white supremacy,” is a threat to the human dignity of everyone.