Four Things We Need To Know:

  • What are people–television hosts, teachers, doctors, authors, preachers, business owners, employees, children, parents, grandparents, friends, and others–being silent about?
  • What can we do to survive the bombardment of hate that has occurred this week? How can we build communities that truly love and care for all? All with no exceptions, pauses, hesitations, blind suspicious, or conditions. 
  • Why doesn’t the general public have some kind of voice or authority over churches? Since churches do not pay any taxes (a move that costs billions yearly), that means other people pay for them to exist and pay more in property and sales taxes, for example, to compensate. This is especially important given that right-wing churches today could easily be classified as hate groups, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center’s definitions. This is also important since right-wing churches are the number one cause of Trumpism. 
  • Who all is actually behind Trump’s actions? Given that Trump is incompetent, is completely lacking in political or legal experience, and is possibly insane, according to experts, who is actually behind his flood of Executive Orders and Official Statements this week? Trump can’t possibly know what he is actually doing. 

Dr. Andrew Joseph Pegoda