In wake of Kavanaugh’s confirmation, faith leaders called to stand against violence

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OCT 6, 2018
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In wake of Kavanaugh’s confirmation, faith leaders called to stand against violence

Statement of Auburn Seminary President the Rev. Dr. Katharine Rhodes Henderson

NEW YORK — Today, the U.S. Senate voted to confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump’s nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court. Auburn Seminary President the Rev. Dr. Katharine Rhodes Henderson issued the following statement in response:

“The Senate Republicans have decided to elevate to the Supreme Court a man who has had multiple accusations of sexual assault leveled against him and acts not as a servant of the people standing for justice and truth, but as if he is entitled to a seat in the highest court of the land. His behavior at last week’s hearing revealed an intemperate character that has already damaged the honor and integrity of the judiciary. As an American, a woman and a pastor, I am heartbroken, disappointed and outraged, but I am also determined to ensure that the bodies, minds and spirits of women, in all their extraordinary diversity, are not the casualties of abusive power and domains of privilege.

“We are all beloved and equal in God’s sight, all genders, and I call upon people of faith and moral courage to stand up and condemn the violence that is happening at all levels of society and is not to be tolerated in our houses of worship, homes, streets, nor in our government.”

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