Father Lee has joined with Montgomery County Clergy to condemn the recent KKK activity in Montgomery County. The Clergy have issued the following statement:
STATEMENT FROM MONTGOMERY COUNTY CLERGY
IN RESPONSE TO RECENT KLAN ACTIVITY
JUNE 7, 2018
Following recent events in Germantown and Gaithersburg (see https://tinyurl.com/y793f3ht), we, the clergy of Montgomery County, speak with one voice to decry the Ku Klux Klan and any other organizations or individuals that purport to use Holy Scripture to justify hate and violence. To incite violence, discrimination or harm based on race, multiculturalism, or for any reason, is evil and to suggest that “God Commands Radical Segregation” is blasphemous.
Our Holy Texts teach us about a God of Love who created all nations and races in the Divine Image and that diversity is to be celebrated. The Divine One calls each of us to live in peace with all of creation, to act with justice, kindness and compassion and to respect the dignity and worth of every human being.
All persons of good will, regardless of faith practice, will not tolerate the hate fliers distributed in Montgomery County in recent weeks.
There is no justification for white supremacy in our various faith traditions. We deplore the actions of the KKK and similar organizations. There is no place for this type of exclusionary evil in God’s creation, nor is there a place for it in our community.