(Update: WTOP and the Silver Spring Patch have the story.)
The Episcopal Diocese of Washington tells us that a banner at their church in Hillandale, MD was defaced last night:
On the back of a banner advertising mass in Spanish, someone wrote “Trump Nation” and “whites only”.
Does it really need to be said that this kind of racism1 is unacceptable, especially in the 21st century2? Apparently it is. Apparently this crap isn’t confined to places like Alabama, or even rural America: the church in question is just a few hundred yards from the Beltway, right in my area.
I don’t know whether this is something new, or something hidden that the rise of Trump dredged up to the surface, but either way, I have to at least stand up and say that this is unambiguously wrong. That if you think this is an acceptable way to bring about change, then you can fuck off into a basement somewhere, and know that you’re just a step above literal neo-nazis (assuming you’re not already one of them).
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This would be a *great* time for Trump to demonstrate his stated commitment to heal the divide and be a “President for all Americans” by repudiating this sort of shit that’s being done explicitly in his name. I ain’t holding holding my breath, of course….