Over the weekend, Senator Kamala Harris spoke at the 150th anniversary of the First Congregational Church in Atlanta, which is the second-oldest African-American Congregational church in the country. She gave an inspiring speech, urging the congregation to speak the truth.
“Let’s speak the truth,” she said. Sen. Harris spoke the truth about a lot of controversial issues that we are facing today. Quoting scriptures like Proverbs 31:9 and the book of Luke, she stressed the importance of speaking up for others and understanding the concept of redemption. She touched on subjects like voter discrimination against people of color, immigrants and hurricane victims of Puerto Rico.
She addressed President Trump’s commentary on Colin Kaepernick and the recent wave of NFL protests stating, “Let’s speak the truth that when Americans demand recognition that their lives matter, or kneel to call attention to injustice, that that is an expression of free speech, protected by our Constitution, and they should not be threatened or bullied.”
She continued her speech saying, “And finally, let’s speak truth, another truth. Although in our country today there are forces of hate and division trying to tear us apart, Americans have so much more in common than what separates us. And that is the truth. When we sing the Star-Spangled Banner, we rightly think about the brave men and women from all backgrounds who proudly defend the freedom of those they may never meet and people who will never know their names. When we sing the Star-Spangled Banner, we also think about those marching in the streets who demand that the ideals of that flag represent them too.”
What are your thoughts on Senator Harris’ speech?