A Christian’s response to the demonstrations in Charlottesville needs no nuance. So, I’ll be brief. As one who embraces the gospel of Jesus Christ and serves as a pastor of The Hallows Church, I believe that the demonstrations currently taking place in Charlottesville grieve God and arouse His righteous indignation. As such, they should grieve and arouse the righteous indignation of all those who have been adopted into His multi-ethnic family. I also believe that if a person identifies with Christ then he or she cannot simultaneously identify with a white-supremacist/nationalist/alt-right movement. The two identities are mutually exclusive. The only course of action for those who seek to live in both worlds is to repent and believe the gospel.
“For as many of you as were baptized into Christ Jesus have put on Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus” (Galatians 3:27-28).