Here is the part of the article that inspired me:
God bless you, Mark. You represent Christianity well. Thank you.MURFREESBORO, Tenn. -- Mark West believes in freedom of religion.
That belief brought West out Monday night to a candlelight vigil in support of local Muslims in front of the Rutherford County Courthouse.
It also inspired the lifelong Baptist to make a donation to the building fund for a new mosque near Murfreesboro.
"I'm going down to Islamic Center of Nashville tomorrow and make a $100 donation," West said Monday night. "One hundred bucks is hard to come by these days, but it's a statement."
On the other hand, no Muslims showed up for this event. Right now, they are pretty frightened, and YES, there IS a parallel. I remember the 1960's, when black men and women didn't show up to register to vote, out of fear for their lives. The Civil Rights struggle did not end with the defeat of Jim Crow. It will be a never ending war against hatred, ignorance, and mobs of people who would be more comfortable brandishing pitchforks and burning witches, while at the same time praising a Jesus Christ who is thinking "WTF, I never taught that"!!
Who says that it is only Muslims who commit terrorism? The dark side of human nature is in all of us, and religion is no delimiter. Hatred knows no religious boundary, and neither does terrorism.
Article is here.
Additional note: Today, the FBI officially ruled the fire as arson, basing that decision on lab reports showing that accelerants were used in setting the fire.