A Challenge to black lives matter

Here is a declaration that Charles Upton authored that the Steering Committee of the Lexington Christian/Muslim Dialogue has agreed to put its name to and post on the CMD website. It is a challenge to Black Lives Matter and Antifa to publicly renounce anti-religious attacks:

As Christians, Muslims and Jews, we fully support the call for an end to endemic and systemic anti-Black racism in the United States of America. This includes racism as it is enforced by various police departments and as it exists as the primary elimination aim of Black Lives Matter and Antifa in the present demonstrations. We do NOT support, nor will we ever countenance, vandalism and burning of Christian churches and statues, attacks on Jewish synagogues and shops, nor assaults on Muslim mosques such as we have seen carried out in these demonstrations. Therefore, we call upon our fellow Christians, Muslims and Jews, as well as the leaders of Black Lives Matter and Antifa, to oppose all violence against churches, mosques, synagogues and other sacred sites, and against sacred objects and books such as Bibles, Qur’ans, Torah scrolls or religious statues. We ask these supporters to also denounce all verbal and physical attacks against any human being on account of his or her religion, regardless of whether these actions are carried out in the name of Black Lives Matter, Antifa or other groups or individuals, with or without stated group identification. Messages supporting this resolution may be sent to the Christian Muslim Dialogue at cmd@cmdlex.org using the Contact Us link on the webpage. Please provide your name and optionally identify yourself as Christian, Muslim, Jewish, or Other.