Faith leaders speak out on racism, protests across nation

Christian leaders are speaking out on racial injustice following the killing of George Floyd at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer.

“This is a time when our country needs to come together. Nobody disputes that what happened to Mr. Floyd was a travesty. Nobody disagrees that the men who were responsible for that should be held accountable,” said Franklin Graham, president of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and Samaritan’s Purse. “I think the most important thing is prayer.”

Kevin McCall, founder of Crisis Action Center in New York City, emphasized the value of non-violent protests while denouncing looting and violence as an affront antithetical to the cause.

“To simply say ‘I’m not racist’ is to be passive,” said LaTrelle Easterling, leader of the Baltimore-Washington Conference of the United Methodist Church. (Religion News Service)