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Roof not only targeted blacks but Christians

Editor, Ceres Courier,

When Dylann Roof walked into a historic South Carolina black Christian church, he was welcomed with open Christian arms by the members in the church. He did not just kill nine innocent black members of the church; he killed nine innocent black Christians. Dylann Rook did not have to pick a Christian church to do his mass killing of those in the black community. He could have easily dressed himself up like Rachel Dolezal and pretended to be black to get into a NAACP event or attended an all-black event. The reason this murderer chose a Christian church was because he also hated Christians. The media may want to make this only about race; but there are those that hate Christians.

The response from the victims' families was one of pain and forgiveness. One response was, "I forgive you, my family forgives you. But we would like to take this opportunity to repent. Repent. Confess. Give your life to the One who matters the most....Christ." Another response was, "We welcomed you Wednesday night in our Bible study with open arms. You have killed some of the most beautiful people that I know. Every fiber in my body hurts. But as we say in Bible study... We enjoyed you. But may God have mercy on you."

The victims were good people who loved Jesus as their Savior. I am sure through this tragic and senseless event, more will come to know and follow Christ and recognize the love, compassion, and forgiveness that Christians offer to those that have hate.

Each day, Christians are being murdered throughout this world and in our country due to their faith. Christians are being beheaded by ISIS and other Muslims terrorist organizations while the media says nothing.

Dylann Roof's demonic actions were not just directed toward blacks, he was a hater against Christians as well.

Frank Aquila

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