More than 700 Christian women leaders condemn Trump's abusive remarks, immoral behavior

Posted Oct 13, 2016

[Faith in Public Life press release] In a response to Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s abhorrent remarks regarding sexual assault, Christian women are urging all religious leaders to take a stand and help their communities heal from the sins of sexual violence and misogyny.

The letter, spearheaded by Rev. Jennifer Butler, CEO of Faith in Public Life Action Fund, says that Christian leaders must refuse to accept Trump’s violent speech about women as a minor mistake or an innocent attempt to be “macho.”

“Women clergy and lay leaders are alarmed that Trump has dismissed his sexually abusive remarks as mere ‘locker room’ talk, and we are deeply troubled by the emerging evidence of him engaging in the behavior he described on his offensive tape,” said Butler. “When some Christian leaders dismiss or minimize sexually abusive remarks from a presidential candidate, they do violence to women — particularly those recovering from abuse. Trump has not offered true repentance. Congregations must lead the way in denouncing such vile and violent behavior.”

To view the full list of signers, which includes many Episcopalians, click here.