Wednesday, March 30, 2016

On the Shooting At The US Capitol

Yesterday a Christian pastor, motivated by his religious beliefs, fired a weapon at the US Capitol.
I'm not going to call for a ban on Christian immigrants until we "know what's happening."
I'm not going to suggest Christian neighborhoods be patrolled.
I'm not going to advocate for Christian institutions to be outlawed.
I'm not going to question why Christian leaders aren't condemning radical Christianity.
I'm going to remind myself that we, as Americans, decided a long time ago that we aren't going to set public policy based on a person's faith.
I'm going to remind others that the law can and should provide reasonable accommodation for individual faith.
I'm going to recognize that the actions of one person, or a group of persons, or a host of people are not a reflection on the broad and diverse population of believers who might share a common holy text and cultural label,
and I'm going to ask you to do the same.

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