A STATEMENT OF CONSCIENCE
FROM EMERSON UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CHURCH
REGARDING THE ELECTION OF THE PRESIDENT
In the aftermath of the 2016 presidential election and in response to the acts of violence and hate crimes that have been made against Muslims, immigrants, people of color, and LGBTQ people in the San Fernando Valley, Emerson Unitarian Universalist Church calls upon all people of faith and conscience to powerfully affirm Unitarian Universalist core beliefs in justice, equity, and compassion and in a universal goal of a world community that lives in peace, liberty, and justice for all.
Let it be RESOLVED that Emerson Unitarian Universalist Church stands in solidarity with immigrants, communities of color, marginalized religious groups, the LGBTQ community and their family and friends, and will stand up to any acts of hatred or attacks against their civil rights.
We, the members of Emerson Unitarian Universalist Church, demand that President Donald J. Trump uphold Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), NOT build a wall, NOT target immigrants, NOT roll back any of the recently hard-fought rights for LGBTQ people, and that he retract his threat to register Muslims and keep them from entering the country. Finally, we demand that he speak out against the hundreds of hate crimes that have been—and continue to be—committed.
Further, let it be RESOLVED, that any steps to target vulnerable communities be met with powerful, soulful, nonviolent civil resistance by the members of Emerson Unitarian Universalist Church.