Michael Moore: Don’t call yourself ‘a Christian’ if you won’t oppose bigots in Trump’s America
Appearing on MSNBC’s AM Joy, filmmaker Michael Moore challenged white Americans to stand up for minorities and women who are coming under attack since the election of Donald Trump to be the next president.
Since Trump’s stunning win on Election Day, attacks on Latinos, Muslims, African-Americans and women have skyrocketed, causing many to fear going out in public.
Despite a movement started by liberals and built around citizens wearing a safety pin — indicating to people under attack that they can feel safe in their presence — Moore said it wasn’t enough.
“White people, no matter how painful, have a responsibility to reject anybody who stands in front of a camera who spews racism,” Moore explained to host Reid. “Who spews sexism, misogyny. Who brags about being a sexual predator. I don’t care what your race is, but especially if you’re white. Because that means that you belong to the race that’s been in power forever.”
“This a country that was founded on genocide and built on the backs of slaves,” He continued. “So you have a special responsibility as a white person to always object to anybody who uses racism, who spews this hatred.”
“And do not call yourself a Christian if you are not willing, literally, to put your body in front of whoever is coming to hurt the other — the people who are not you.”
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— AM Joy w/Joy Reid (@amjoyshow) November 12, 2016