Exiting the Paris agreement

What a sadly un-American speech was delivered by President Trump yesterday. His mantra of America First sounds to my ears not just un-American but also un-Christian. Our country has always been marked for me by its leadership in the world, by its willingness to help the less fortunate, by the light that shone on the hill for others to see.The speech was, for me, little more than sticking our tongue out at the rest of the world. I find myself wondering just where the church is on this. The template of our faith, for me, is the Samaritan who went to the help of the man beside the road. Yesterday’s speech and the ones before it sounded as if we were going to walk on by. That’s not the America that I thought I knew.

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