No Mr. President — You Are A Dog!
We will not let you disrespect the American woman
Washington DC – The National Black Church Initiative (NBCI) a faith-based coalition of 34,000 churches comprised of 15 denominations and 15.7 million African Americans, has had enough of the verbal insults towards African Americans, and women as well as other ethnic groups. We will not stand by and allow the President of the United States to call anybody a dog. The Black Church will always defend anyone, including Minister Omarosa Manigault Newman from being called anything other than a woman, a Christian Minister and a Child of God.
This type of language is morally degrading and reprehensible to the soul of the human spirit. The President’s supporters like to indicate that this President hits back. That he does not allow anyone to insult him or call him out on his name without him returning a verbal nuclear exchange with his opponents. Well, the Black Church has joined the name calling. We are not proud of this, this type of name calling is contrary to our soul and our mission but, we cannot sit by passively and allow the President of the United States to call a Black woman, who served him with dignity and defended him, a dog.
Rev. Anthony Evans, President of the National Black Church Initiative says, “Irregardless of the political feuds and the legal wrangling that exists between the White House and Mrs. Omarosa Manigault Newman, the Church will not stand for such debasing of any human being. We are not pro-Democrat nor pro-Republican. We are pro the dignity of all men and women especially those who have confessed Christ Jesus. We are tired of this President’s doggish behavior.”
This is the second time that this President has used language so debasing to address another human being that the Church in general, particularly the Black Church is shocked to hear. Remember the President also called Rosie O’Donnell a ‘fat pig’. Trump’s reference to O’Donnell came up after Clinton accused Trump of sexism during the debate, saying, “This is a man who has called women pigs, slobs and dogs”.
We are equally ashamed that all the so-called liberal and conservative women’s groups have remained silent, largely because Minister Omarosa Manigault Newman is not popular with either group. This is a clear example of the deep moral hypocrisy of the women’s movement. They only come to the rescue of those who are well liked and espouse the ethics of their particular political ideology. This is not how the Church behaves. We will defend anyone. Those who are low as well as those who are high. As the Scripture states so eloquently, “There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.” (Galatians 3:28, KJV)
We have warned the President in January of this year that if he continued this behavior the Black Church would respond in a press release entitled, “Rev. Anthony Evans, President of The National Black Church Initiative Has Sent Letters To Black, White and Latino Denominations Asking Them To Censor President Trump’s Racist Remarks”. We held back our fury at the behavior of this President and if he can call someone a dog, without any moral ramifications then the Church reserves the moral right to call him a dog.
When we call the President a dog, we are not calling him a dog out of his humanity, we are calling him a dog because he believes that he is the only one that has the authority to say and do anything that he wants. This is unwise, not true and an example of his doggish behavior. The Scripture says, do unto others as you would have them do unto you, “Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them.”(Matthew 7:12, KJV) Matter of fact we love him, and we pray for him on a daily basis. But, when you look at the things he has done since he has taken Office in addition to this incident you can see why we resort to this.
Here is Donald Trump in his own words and actions:
● The separation of over 10,000 children from their families at the border and many of those families have not been reunited as of today. This is the type of doggish behavior that we speak about.
● 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 illegal immigrants who are rapists in interview with CNN’s Don Lemon (July): “Well, somebody’s doing the raping, Don? I mean, you know, somebody’s doing the raping. Who’s doing the raping?”
● 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 giving out Lindsey Graham‘ s phone number (July): “He doesn’t seem like a very
bright guy. He actually probably seems to me not as bright as Rick Perry. I think Rick
Perry probably is smarter than Lindsey Graham.”
● On refusing to pledge to support the eventual Republican nominee, during first debate
(August): “I will not make the pledge at this time.”
● 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 Carly Fiorina, in a Rolling Stone interview (September): “Look at that face! Would
anyone vote for that? Can you imagine that, the face of our next president?!”
● On not challenging anti-Muslim questioner who said he needs to get rid of Muslims
(September): “We’re going to be looking at a lot of different things.”
● 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 attacking Ben Carson’s faith (October): “I mean, Seventh Day Adventist, I don’t
know about, I just don’t know about.”
● On comparing Ben Carson to a child molester (November): “It’s in the book that he’s got
a pathological temper. That’s a big problem because you don’t cure that … as an
example: child molesting. You don’t cure these people. You don’t cure a child molester.
There’s no cure for it. Pathological, there’s no cure for that.”
● On questioning voters in the first caucus state who were supporting Ben Carson in the
polls (November): “How stupid are the people of Iowa?”
● 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.”
● On disruptive protestor at Birmingham, Ala. event (November): “Maybe he should have
been roughed up, because it was absolutely disgusting what he was doing. I have a lot of
fans, and they were not happy about it. And this was a very obnoxious guy who was a
troublemaker who was looking to make trouble.”
● On not ruling out a database of Muslims in America (November): “We’re going to have to
– we’re going to have to look at a lot of things very closely. We’re going to have to look
at the mosques. We’re going to have to look very, very carefully.”
The Black Church is not scared or afraid to defend the moral honor of this Black woman.