Thursday, June 23, 2016

A Glimmer of Hope in a World Again Plagued by Hate

A Sacramento Baptist preacher spewed a message of hate in the wake of the Orlando attack, saying last week, among other things, that he was only upset that more LGBT Americans were not killed and “I wish the government would round them all up, put them up against a firing wall, put a firing squad in front of them and blow their brains out!” Yesterday, it was announced that the property management company of Pastor Roger Jimenez and his Verity Church will not be renewing his lease and that the radical group should look for a new home.

While a relatively small story in the bigger picture of American culture and politics today, it should provide hope to those of us unmoved by the hate-mongering that passes for political ideology right now. Things can only change if we decide to change them; not through the magical osmosis some seem to be awaiting …

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