When women of faith get together, powerful things can happen.
This week, more than 700 Christian women clergy and lay leaders signed a letter strongly denouncing Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s callous attitude towards sexual assault. They also went one step further by calling out Christians who have stood by Trump and even tried to shrug off his misogyny as “macho” talk that’s “low on [Christians’] hierarchy of concerns.”
Well, these Christians are concerned. And they refuse to remain silent about it.
The Huffington Post reached out to a few of the women who signed the letter organized by Faith in Public Life, an advocacy group that amplifies the voices of faith leaders. In their responses, many of the women pointed out the Christian men that are often quoted in the press and are part of Trump’s advisory councils don’t speak for all Christians. As the historian and author Diana Butler Bass told The Huffington Post, it’s women who form the backbone of the church.
“All the women. The women who preach, the women who write theology, the women who pray, the women who serve ... Those who weep and mourn for the pain they’ve suffered,” Bass wrote. “And that church is rarely heard in public because it is too busy living its faith.”
The time has come to listen to these women preach.
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