We of Livonia Community Church, Livonia, NY go on public record to state our position and concern regarding racial tensions in our nation whenever and wherever they are manifest and between whatever ethnic cultures.
At this stage, to say nothing can in itself be seen as its own statement of indifference—and we do not choose to be indifferent.
From a Biblical perspective there is really only one race—the human race—not many “races” and all are created in the image of God with equal access to the Salvation He has made available through the sacrifice of His Son Jesus Christ.
We confront any demeaning or derogatory social attitude or activity that is contrary to the equal care, treatment and respect of any one due to their color of skin or ethnic identity.
As the prophet Daniel did in taking personal responsibility for the sins of the nation of Israel we join with others to take responsibility by repenting of our many national sins of discrimination, asking God and those who have suffered the consequences of this sin for forgiveness.