… LOVE WON
|| By FITSNEWS || These amazing images were taken this afternoon outside of Mother Emanuel AME Church in downtown Charleston, S.C. – the site of last week’s horrific, racially motivated “Holy City Massacre.”
Nine people died inside this church … including its pastor, S.C. Senator Clementa Pinckney.
There’s been a lot of focus on race in the aftermath of this tragedy … and rightfully so. Pinckney and fellow victims – Cynthia Marie Graham Hurd, 54, Susie Jackson, 87, Depayne Middleton, 49, Myra Thompson, 59 and Tywanza Sanders, 26, Daniel Simmons, 74, Sharonda Singleton, 45, and Ethel Lee Lance, 70 – were black. And they were deliberately targeted and killed because they were black.
There’s also been a lot of focus on the symbolism of race … and rightfully so.
A “race war” was clearly the intention of the perpetrator of this premeditated, slaughter.
But 21-year-old white supremacist Dylann Storm Roof didn’t get the race war he wanted.
Instead, a state not known for being on the cutting edge of tolerance has responded with love. With unity. With color-blindness. With forgiveness (starting with the Christian forgiveness shown to Roof by the families of his victims). And yes, with change.
Look no further than the steps of Mother Emanuel AME …