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NBCI president says Trump ‘needs to drop out’

On January 12, 2016

NBCI president has had enough of the hateful
rhetoric coming from Donald Trump.

The National Black Church Initiative (NBCI), a faith-based coalition of 34,000 churches, cannot sit by and allow GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump to verbally assault every ethnic group that makes up the fabric of our country, said the Rev. Anthony Evans.

“He has assaulted Blacks, Mexicana, Latino, Muslims and anyone who he believed is not contributing to America or not American,” said Rev. Evans, president of the NBCI. “For whatever reason, he has assaulted everyone except for poor Whites. Donald Trump is clearly dividing us by giving one group of American a false sense of superiority thus indicating the rest of us are un-American.

“Furthermore, Donald Trump calls himself a Christian, but his behavior toward fellow Americans has been un-Christian and uncharitable and, in some cases, downright evil. The Black Church will not stand for this type of derogatory behavior and remains unafraid of Donald Trump and his hate-filled rhetoric. Our history shows the Black Church has collectively fought to overcome racism and racist ideology and people. Through the compelling use of moral goodness, prayers, and votes, we the Black Church have paralyzed and immobilized racist and immoral giants. We will do the same with regards to Donald Trump,” he continued.

“Thus, for the sake of the collective good of the American society, we believe Donald Trump should drop out the race for the 2016 Republican Party Presidential Primaries. He is not good for America. While freedom of speech allows him some leverage in affording him some rights to be able to say anything he wants, we also have the right to oppose him. … He is the biggest racist since Bull Conner and we believe Donald Trump should drop out the race.

He added: “As you might recall, Bull Conner was determined to kill or lock up every Black that spoke against his racist concept of America. Similarly, Donald Trump believes that he can rid America of everyone who does not agree with his fascist ideology,” he said.

Here is Trump in his own words:

On illegal immigrants (June): “When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending the best. They’re not sending you, they’re sending people that have lots of problems and they’re bringing those problems. They’re bringing drugs, they’re bringing crime. They’re rapists and some, I assume, are good people, but I speak to border guards and they’re telling us what we’re getting.”

  • On John McCain’s war record (July): “He’s not a war hero ... He’s a war hero because he was captured. I like people who weren’t captured.”
  • On Megyn Kelly as a debate moderator (August): “You could see there was blood coming out of her eyes. Blood coming out of her wherever.”
  • On blaming George W. Bush for 911 (October): “When you talk about George Bush, I mean, say what you want, the World Trade Center came down during his time.”
  • On falsely recalling “thousands” of people celebrating on 911

(November): “I watched when the World Trade Center came tumbling down, and I watched in Jersey City, New Jersey, where thousands and thousands of people were cheering as that building was coming down.”

“Donald Trump is a cancer on our democracy and the pervasiveness of this cancer must be cut out using the fervent tools of prayer, votes, and moral authority. The Black Church has to exercise its moral authority by speaking against this ugliness of the rhetoric expressed by Trump. We must be to not let him destroy this great America experiment for humanity,” said Rev. Evans.

“The Black Church prays for the responsiveness and attentiveness of congregants and to utilize the power of the vote to remove Donald Trump from those contenders vying for highest office in our great land. We can all disagree with everyone without undermining the humanity of anyone. Donald Trump does not meet the basic litmus test.”

The National Black Church Initiative (NBCI) is a coalition of 34,000 African-American and Latino churches working to eradicate racial disparities in healthcare, technology, education, housing, and the environment. Visit our website at

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