“AMAZING GRACE” EVENT TO HONOR MOTHER EMANUEL VICTIMS, THEIR FAMILIES
|| By FITSNEWS || Countless story lines have emerged in the aftermath of last month’s horrific, racially motivated “Holy City Massacre” – the mass murder of nine black churchgoers at the Mother Emanuel AME Church in downtown Charleston, S.C. But none is more amazing that the forgiveness offered by the families of the victims to the 21-year-old white supremacist who gunned their relatives down.
This website doesn’t beat our Bible (in fact our libertarian views routinely compel us to denounce Bible thumpers), but there’s really only one place such forgiveness can come from … just as there’s only one place the evil that started all this can come from.
So it’s fitting an “Amazing Grace” rally is being held in honor of these families … and the loved ones they lost.
Next week’s rally will be held on Monday, July 6, 2015 in the first floor rotunda of the S.C. State House – between governor Nikki Haley and lieutenant governor Henry McMaster‘s offices. Organizers say the event – which comes as lawmakers take up a bill to remove the Confederate flag from the grounds of the State House – will feature “a diverse group of Christians who will gather for the simple purpose of celebrating the grace of Jesus and gospel witness demonstrated by the families of the victims of the Emanuel shooting.”
Leaders from multiple Christian denominations – including the African Methodist Episcopal Church, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, the Southern Baptist Convention, the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church, the Roman Catholic Church, the Presbyterian Church in America, the Church of God in Christ, the United Methodist Church and others – are participating.
Interested in attending? The rally begins at 9:00 a.m. EDT.