Me & Mine, God & Country

Sunday, March 26, 2017

A sermon preached by Rev. Ginger E. Gaines-Cirelli at Foundry UMC, March 26, 2017, the fourth Sunday in Lent.

Text: Exodus 2:11-25



“We can’t restore our civilization with somebody else’s babies.”  This sickening phrase was written by Representative Steve King on Twitter in support of “Dutch politician Geert Wilders, who wants to end Muslim immigration and ban the Quran” and who has hurled derogatory epithets at Moroccan immigrants.  King has a history of making racist remarks and this latest one has been critiqued as advocating “white nationalism, the belief that national identity is linked to the white race and its superiority to other races.”[i] 


My own critique has so many angles it’s hard to know where to begin. Do I start with the fact that “our civilization” has been consistently fueled by the bodies of somebody else’s black and brown babies?  Or do I begin with [...]