God was sovereign in Nazi Germany. God was sovereign in Khmer Rouge Cambodia. God was sovereign in Mao’s China and Stalin’s Russia. God’s sovereignty does not absolve the Evangelical church of electing a man as president who promised to deport our Mexican brothers and sisters, who promised to lock up our Muslim neighbors, who chose as a vice president a man who wants to subject me and my LGBT friends to electroshock to electrocute the queer out of us.

It’s crying peace, peace, when there is no peace. I finally understand why the German church stayed silent. Because of a theology of complicity with tyranny.

Published by Kathryn Brightbill

I was born at a very young age.

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