Yesterday I marched with people whose heads had just been bowed in prayer. Who said Amen to the words of an imam, and a pastor, and a rabbi. We marched peacefully for love and justice.
We own the words freedom, America, and patriot like anyone else. God, too. God is ours.
Many Americans are rising up to take back our faith in all these things in the public sphere. Privately, we have worshipped and sung and believed in all these beautiful words. But for many years, we’ve let those who act out of fear and hate to hijack these words.
God bless America that rises up to protect the people. God bless America that seeks liberty and justice for all.