'We need you to speak': US evangelicals urge Trump to condemn racist 'alt-right' in open letter

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(Worthy News) - Several high-profile conservative evangelical Christians have urged President Trump to explicitly condemn white supremacy – particularly the 'alt-right' – in an open letter.

'This movement has escaped your disapproval,' the joint letter addressed to Trump, obtained by CNN, reads.

Titled 'We need you to speak', the open letter from several prominent US church leaders, including Russell Moore, T D Jakes and Southern Baptist Convention President Rev Steve Gaines, urges Trump to go further and denounce the alt-right 'by name'.

'We believe it is important for this movement to be addressed, for at its core it is a white identity movement and the majority of its members are white nationalists or white supremacists,' the letter reads.

'This movement gained public prominence during your candidacy for President of the United States. Supporters of the movement have claimed that you share their vision for our country. These same supporters have sought to use the political and cultural concerns of people of goodwill for their prejudiced political agendas. It concerned many of us when three people associated with the alt-right movement were given jobs in the White House.' [ Source: Christian Today (Read More...) ]

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