Commentary: Christian, did the news out of Charlottesville make you sick in your soul? It should

Unite the Right rally on August 12, 2017 in Charlottesville, Virginia. (Photo by Rodney Dunning / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 via Flickr)

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Racist protests are not morally equivalent to counter-protests on behalf of racial equality and civil rights. They never have been and never will be. No matter what anybody — including the “leader of the free world” — claims.

Did the news of violent, deadly protests by white supremacists in Charlottesville, Va., make you sick in your soul? I hope so.

  • Not only because one person was killed and others were injured grievously by a racist bigot who rammed his car down a narrow street.
  • Not only because angry white people assembled at night, carrying torches in a gathering reminiscent of Ku Klux Klan rallies designed to frighten, threaten, intimidate and demean people of color, particularly African-Americans, as well as Jews.
  • Not only because racist nationalists marched through Charlottesville’s streets, shouting, “Blood and soil” and “White lives matter.”

But also because …

Read the full article in The Dallas Morning News.

Marv Knox, former editor of the Baptist Standard, is the field coordinator for Fellowship Southwest. He wrote this column for The Dallas Morning News.

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