Who sinned, Dylan Storm Roof or his parents, that he committed this crime?


“The more things change, the more they remain the same.”
— Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr

Wednesday evening, Sue and I were watching the movie, “Selma,” in the comfort of our own home. Perhaps you’ve seen it as well, and if so you will no doubt have etched in your mind some hateful acts of violence perpetrated by white supremacists against innocent black Christians during America’s so-called Civil Rights era. After one particularly brutal scene, Sue remarked to me, “and to think we were actually alive here in America back when that kind of stuff was going on.” My response to her was, simply, “it’s still going on.”

What I failed to understand at the time was that in those very next moments that evening, a young white supremacist was about to take the lives of 9 more black Christians inside the church building that had welcomed him in just an hour…

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