Patriotism in America – a Right Wing Value?

Like many UUs, Ivy and Robin strive to live (and vote) the American values expressed in our country’s founding documents, but we are uncomfortable with the current version of American patriotism. Today’s talk is about why, as members of a liberal religious faith, our enthusiasm for flag-waving (and wearing) is diminished by the vehement, combative, nationalism that masquerades as patriotism in America.

We Believe:

Black Lives Matter
No Human is Illegal
Love is Love
Women’s Rights are Human Rights
Science is Real
Water is Life
Injustice Anywhere is a Threat to Justice Everywhere

“Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore, Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”