(Relevant) 230 Wheaton College staff and faculty have released a statement condemning the attack at the U.S. Capitol, specifically highlighting the “vicious lies, deplorable violence, white supremacy” and “blasphemous abuses of Christian symbols” that were on display in the insurrection. The influential Christian college outside of Chicago is among the first significant evangelical institutions to explicitly condemn the Christian Nationalist presence at the attempted insurrection in Washington D.C.
“In the days and weeks preceding January 6, many more leaders, including many evangelical leaders, could have spoken truth to the disillusioned supporters of President Trump—diminishing the prospects for violence and bolstering the witness of Christian love and the call for justice in our civic life. Some did,” the statement continued. “However, many wittingly propagated lies, or were unduly silent in a just cause. Our Christian faith demands greater courage.”