6 Christian Reactions to Trump's 'S***hole Countries' Comment: 'America's Soul Is at Stake'
4. National Council of Churches
The National Council of Churches said that the "s***hole countries" remark is "deeply disturbing."
"Further, President Trump's stated preference for immigrants from nations such as Norway, combined with numerous other comments he has made over past years, reveals a deep-seated racism that is unacceptable. These attitudes must be publicly rejected by all people of faith. The very soul of our nation is at stake," NCC warned in its statement.
The organization demanded that Trump "renounce his reprehensible views and apologize to the people he has demeaned through this likewise reprehensible language."
NCC, which claims to represent 40 million individuals from various Christian denominations, added, "We not only stand in solidarity with the noble people of Haiti, El Salvador, and Africa, we welcome those who immigrate to the United States from all countries of the world. We urge assistance to refugees."
"As followers of Jesus the Christ, himself a resident of and refugee from a poor and marginalized country, we ask everyone to join us, to act now, to unite, and to end racism," the organization urged.