Martin City Telegraph

Why This Male Pastor Attended the Women’s March

The Women’s March at Washington Park in Kansas  City was part of a nationwide movement.

 

 

“Today I Stand”

Women’s March on Washington in Kansas City

By David McDaniel

Senior Pastor, Holmeswood Baptist Church

On Saturday, January 21, 2017, I stood in Washington Square Park alongside my sisters and brothers and participated in the Women’s March on Washington in Kansas City.  While I stood, I reflected on why I was there.  I, a Caucasian, male, Baptist pastor, stood to lift my voice and declare with others that we as a people are not going back in time.  This is why I stood.  This is why I still stand.

Today, I stand.  

Today, I stand in solidarity.

  

Today, I stand in solidarity with my:

Today I stand in solidarity with all who have been told they are less-than, unworthy, despicable.

Today I stand in solidarity with all who have been sexually, verbally, and physically abused.

Today I stand because I refuse to sit.  

I refuse to passively breathe life into inequality.

Today I stand for all my sisters in this diverse family.

Today I stand in solidarity.

Today I stand.

David McDaniel, (far left) is Senior Pastor of Holmeswood Baptist Church, 9700 Holmes Rd. Here he stands next to his wife and family members.