Renouncing Mr. Trump

We, the undersigned persons from the community at Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary, denounce the statements made by Donald Trump regarding banning Muslims from the United States. The hate, fear, and bigotry Mr. Trump promotes stand in stark opposition to the Gospel of Jesus Christ. While Mr. Trump identifies himself as Presbyterian, his derogatory statements regarding women, people of color, immigrants, and Muslims do not represent Presbyterian faith or policy. Louisville Seminary is committed to inter-religious dialogue. We believe that Christians have nothing to fear from the diversity of religious traditions, for we flourish in mutually-supportive relationships with people of other traditions. Respectful, hospitable, and mutually-enriching dialogue with other faiths is an integral part of our community, curriculum, and Christian witness. Mr. Trump’s rhetoric has reached a level that endangers the well-being of our neighbors, near and far. In Jesus’ name, we reject these harmful ideologies and encourage other Christians publicly to do the same.

Sincerely,

Rev. Dr. Shannon Craigo-Snell

Rev. Dr. Debra J. Mumford

Dr. Amy Plantinga Pauw

Earnest Romans

Whitney Franklin

Rob Giltner

Harry “Max” Hazell, II

Timothy McNinch

Stephanie Finamore

Dr. Tyler Mayfield

Rev. Christy Bonner

Rev. Edgar Paul Herrington, IV

Donna R. Phillips

Rev. Amanda Adams

David L. Madewell

Dr. Carol J. Cook

Lindsay Ross-Hunt

Andrew Shoemaker

David Annett

Mary E. H. McCandless

Rev. Teresa A. Poole

Rev. Dr. Matthew Collins

Annettra R. Jones

Beth Olker

Stephen Taylor

Rev. Dr. Christine Hong

Rev. Kilen K. Gray

Kathryn Mapes

Annabel Williams

Rev. Dr. Don Richter

Katherine Norwood

John R. Roberts

Dr. Brenda Holder

Sandra Moon

Teresa G. Emery

Laura M. Green

Doris Evans

Megan McCarty

Jennifer Schiller, LMFT, JD,

Brittany Hesson

Dr. Steve Cook

Kelsey J. Mitchell

Courtney Bowen

Christina A. Westbury

Dr. J. Bradley Wigger

Rev. Dr. Felicia Howell LaBoy

Ainsley E. Herrick

Rev. Dr. Cliff Kirkpatrick

Hannah Burnett

Rev. Dr. Johann W. H. van Wijk-Bos

Heather McIntyre

Rev. Phillip A. Thompson

Dana Cormack

Rebecca Bosarge

Christopher Ryan Stoess

Michael M. Smith

Rev. Laura Loudon McDonald

Jane Rosalie Guthrie, Esq.

Lisa Howard Cardwell

Rebecca Townsend

Jennifer H. Lewis

Elaina M. Sipes

Cathey Cooney

Austin Wicks

Nancye Browning

Summer Papajeski

Tamera Jones

Matthew Derrenbacher

Kaye Summers Gallagher

Kara Kimes

John Kupar

Lucas Emery Matthews

Rev. Laura Barclay

Rev. Joe Amponsah

Elizabeth Wright

Sharese J. Bumphus

David Stephens

Rick Newell, Esq.

Rev. Kenneth J. Hockenberry

Carolyn Cardwell

Elizabeth Wright

Rev. Kathleen Splitt

Rev. Amanda Hayes Bowman

Lorie Flynn Jacobs

Rev. Jessa Warner

Rev. Rachel Helgeson

Allison Werner Hoenen

Rev. Joanna Hipp

Elana Keppel Levy

Rev. Jan Jasperse

Andrew Smith

Lee Wyatt

Robin Garr

Rev. Keatan King

Rev. Dawn Black

Marietta Macy

Jamie Augustus

Rev. Susie Carter Wiggins

Letrice Lee Young

Clancy Cherry