Official Statement from Mormon Women for Ethical Government in Response to Bigotry

In yet another abhorrent display of ignorance, the president has retweeted several anti-Islam videos from Alt-Right sources. This comes just days after he exhibited indefensible cultural insensitivity in a meeting with Native American leaders and follows over two years of immature, inflammatory, bigoted, and false tweets and statements.

Mormon Women for Ethical Government soundly condemns this behavior. This cannot stand. We call on our political leaders to stop ignoring such completely inexcusable comportment and to demand that the standard of conduct required from the President of the United States be upheld. The safeguarding of religious freedom requires us to protect people of all faiths not only from being denied equal rights of citizenship, but also from any impingement on their ability to express their faith openly without fear of persecution, particularly from the highest office in the land.

Finally, we call on good people everywhere to reach out with love and compassion to our sisters and brothers of all nationalities, ethnicities, races, and religions. We further urge all citizens to contact their members of Congress to remind them that Islamophobia, hate speech, and bigotry of any kind have no place in our government and cannot be tolerated to the least degree.

Photo Credit: Lindsay Bagley Sharifi

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*Mormon Women for Ethical Government (MWEG) is a nonpartisan group dedicated to the ideals of decency, honor, accountability, transparency, and justice in governing. MWEG is not formally affiliated with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. We do, however, fully sustain the leaders and doctrines of the Church.