Christian leaders from across the nation are condemning Wednesday’s violence at the U.S. Capitol.
“This mob attack on our Capitol and our Constitution is immoral, unjust, dangerous and inexcusable,” tweeted Dr. Russell Moore, president of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission. “What has happened to our country is tragic and could have been avoided.”
California megachurch Pastor Greg Laurie said he was alarmed by what he saw, differentiating peaceful protests from insurrections.
“Vibrant protest is American,” Laurie, founder of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California, posted on Twitter. “Violence and] anarchy are not. I condemn it. Will you join me — Democrat [and] Republican — in praying for America? Pray for peace on our streets, for protection and] wisdom for our leaders.”
Alarmed by images from our nation’s Capitol. Vibrant protest is American. Violence & anarchy is not. I condemn it. Will you join me – Democrat & Republican – in praying for America? Pray for peace on our streets, for protection & wisdom for our leaders.
— Greg Laurie (@greglaurie) January 6, 2021
Dan Darling, a Christian author and pastor from Nashville, called the tw0-dozen individuals who breached the Capitol insurrectionists who should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
“Ironically — and I hope and pray this is true — but perhaps these horrific images from the Capitol will be a mirror for our country,” he wrote, “a prompt to reflect and repent and mourn and perhaps might be a catalyst to bring us together.”
Darling also tweeted several way for Christians to pray:
- Pray for everyone in D.C., for safety and restoration of order.
- Repent, reflect, mourn.
- Pray for our country and our next president, Joe Biden.
- Work to bridge and heal divides.
- Speak truth, not lies.
Christian talk radio host Dr. Michael Brown condemned the “spirit of lawlessness and anarchy” showing itself in Washington, D.C. “Whether it’s BLM-Antifa rioters who set our cities on fire or pro-Trump protesters who just breached the Capitol,” he tweeted, “both are dead wrong.”
Pastor and “Purpose Driven Life” author Rick Warren also condemned the violence. In a tweet, he called the riots in the Capitol “un-American, criminal treason and domestic terrorism.”
–Alan Goforth | Metro Voice