Rev. William Barber delivers the keynote address during the opening dinner of the National Newspaper Publishers Association 2017 Mid-Winter Conference in Ft. Lauderdale, Jan. 25-28, 2017.
**FILE** Rev. William Barber delivers the keynote address during the opening dinner of the National Newspaper Publishers Association 2017 Mid-Winter Conference in Ft. Lauderdale, Jan. 25-28, 2017. (Shevry Lassiter/The Washington Informer)

The NAACP and Rev. Dr. William Barber are taking to task evangelical Christians who back President Donald Trump’s “racist” family separation policy.

Barber serves as co-chair of the new National Poor People’s Campaign, and president of Repairers of the Breach — an activist group, which declares “that the moral public concerns of our faith traditions are how our society treats the poor, women, LGBTQ people, children, workers, immigrants, communities of color, and the sick.”

Barber said in a statement that he not only views the Trump policy as “a sin of the highest order,” but also as an attack on children.

“We see this happening [and] it wouldn’t be happening if it wasn’t brown children at the southern border,” Barber said. “[This] is white supremacy, white nationalism, being implemented in our public policy right in front of our faces.

“I’m a Christian evangelical, I grew up in the Christian faith, and one of the most clear public policies that you’re supposed to engage in as a just society, is fairness toward the strangers, immigrants,” he said.

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