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In the wake of today’s horrific events in the mosques of Christchurch New Zealand, my heartfelt thoughts go out to all affected by this horrible example of hatred.

I also categorically reject those who, like Dysfunctional Bob Malm and Jeff Sugarland Chiow, use claims of “domestic terrorism” to try to suppress free speech. Those who engage in behavior of this sort demonstrate a lack of respect for our freedoms, and for the pain and suffering of those affected by violence and hatred. Triviliazing situations such as today’s tragic shootings is an appalling violation of the baptismal covenant, and conclusively demonstrates both Bob Malm and Jeff Chiow’s real motivations. Moreover, anyone supporting their efforts in this arena is equally culpable.
I will soon be joining friends for services at a nearby mosque and am proud to stand with my Muslim friends and neighbors.