"Reject racism is the third in our series of sermons on what it means to be the church.
It almost seems like it’s a no-brainer. I doubt that there is a person who has come to worship here at First Congregational Church on this summer Sunday morning who would not affirm that mandate. Reject racism.
Yes, reject racism.
I wish it were that easy, but events we have witnessed just over the last month show us clearly that it isn’t that easy. Just look at the facts. In Louisiana and Minnesota police have shot and killed unarmed African-American men. In Dallas and Baton Rouge police officers have been ambushed, killed senselessly, horribly. We can easily say that we reject racism, but evidence of its existence is overwhelming..."