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Matthew J. Cressler is assistant professor of religious studies at the College of Charleston. He is the author of Authentically Black and Truly Catholic: The Rise of Black Catholicism in the Great Migration (NYU Press, 2017).

Democratic U.S. Senate candidates Rev. Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff appear together at a campaign rally in Augusta, Ga., Jan. 4, 2021.
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Matthew J. Cressler
The white Trump supporters who desecrated the U.S. Capitol proved Rev. Warnock’s point. One cannot serve both God and whiteness.