Monday, June 13, 2016

The Orlando Shooting: Stop the Hate

Let's not make this a matter of us vs. them.  The people who were killed did not deserve this because they were gay or lesbian.  The enemy is not Muslims.  The enemy is not gun owners.

Can we have a rational conversation about making it harder for hateful people to get the weapons to kill people?  We should, though we seem far from that right now.  But the enemy is not "them."

The enemy is the hate.  And until we deal with that, until we work to change people's hearts by loving them, until we make it our goal and whole purpose to love our neighbors and help them love one another, then we are doing nothing to stop the hate—and despite our best efforts to prevent them, people consumed with hate will continue to find the means to destroy the lives of others.

"We wrestle not with flesh and blood, but with principalities and powers..."

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