Archive - July 4, 2015

The Whole World is Watching

The Whole World is Watching

There are times in our nation’s history when the “whole world is watching“. When we are very fortunate, brave Americans step forward, such as in South Carolina last week, and demonstrate how great our country can be. The world is increasingly filled with terror and violence. We see people beheaded, burned, and bombed, targeted because they were of the wrong religion or race. That horror came to America on June 17th in historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, in Charleston, South Carolina. An assassin, wrapped if only symbolically in the flag of slavery and racial hatred, murdered nine African Americans as they worshiped. The relatives of the martyrs did not respond in turn with hate or anger or call for violent retaliation. Rather at the court proceeding, one by one they displayed the courage of their faith and with a peace exceeding all understanding they forgave the murderer.  Governor Haley . . .

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