June 18, 2015

Killings at Charleston church Bible study decried as hate crime

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Mourners gather outside Morris Brown AME Church for a vigil the day after a mass shooting in Charleston, South Carolina on June 18, 2015. A 21-year-old white gunman accused of killing nine people at a historic African-American church in Charleston, South Carolina, was arrested on Thursday, said U.S. officials, who are investigating the attack as a hate crime. Photo courtesy of REUTERS/Brian Snyder
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Mourners gather outside Morris Brown AME Church for a vigil the day after a mass shooting in Charleston, South Carolina on June 18, 2015. A 21-year-old white gunman accused of killing nine people at a historic African-American church in Charleston, South Carolina, was arrested on Thursday, said U.S. officials, who are investigating the attack as a hate crime. Photo courtesy of REUTERS/Brian Snyder *Editors: This photo may only be republished with RNS-JUNETEENTH-CHARLESTON, originally transmitted on June 19, 2015.

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(Reuters) "This is going to put a lot of concern to every black church when guys have to worry about getting shot in the church," said Tamika Brown while waiting for a prayer vigil at church near the shooting site.

  • Be Brave

    Remove the Confederate flag from all public lands in South Carolina.

    The state of South Carolina, while that treasonous rag is flying on any state property is hate speech and a hate crime and the state is complicit in this crime.

    Confederate and Union:

    “Both read the same Bible and pray to the same God, and each invokes His aid against the other. It may seem strange that any men should dare to ask a just God’s assistance in wringing their bread from the sweat of other men’s faces, but let us judge not, that we be not judged. The prayers of both could not be answered. That of neither has been answered fully. The Almighty has His own purposes. “Woe unto the world because of offenses; for it must needs be that offenses come, but woe to that man by whom the offense cometh.”

    – Pres. Lincoln

    Second Inaugural Speech: http://www.bartleby.com/124/pres32.html

    Very judgmental and very correct. Well done Abe!