Bishop Bruce R. Ough, president of the United Methodist Council of Bishops, issued a statement on January 12th on behalf of the Council concerning remarks reported to have been made by President Donald Trump regarding immigrants. Please visit the UMC website to read the full statement, and the Cal-Nev Conference website to read a statement from our local bishop Minerva C. Carcaño.
“…We will not stand by and allow our brothers and sisters to be maligned in such a crude manner. We call on all United Methodists, all people of faith, and the political leadership of the United States to speak up and speak against such demeaning and racist comments.
“Christ reminds us that it is by love that they will know that we are Christians. Let’s demonstrate that love for all of God’s people by saying no to racism; no to discrimination and no to bigotry.”
—Bishop Bruce R. Ough
President – Council of Bishops