A line drawn in blood

A line drawn in blood August 13, 2017

A new line was drawn on the streets of Charlottesville, Va.
A line as red as the blood on the pavement and as stark as the Nazi flag.
Because the line is clear: those who are on the side of Nazis or those who oppose racist bigots.
If you, your friends, family or fellow church members find any sort of excuse, comparison, or false equivalence associated with Aug. 12, then you are siding with Nazis.

If you do not repudiate and reject everything associated with Nazis, then you are little more than Vichy France.
Donald Trump said there are “many sides” in the issue. He is mistaken. There are two sides: people who support Nazis and people who oppose Nazis.
Nazi. In the streets of Virginia. An hour from my front door.

Not just one racist with a new flag, but Nazi salutes, tee-shirts with Nazi quotes and racist slogans on the college campus designed by Thomas Jefferson.
Nazis and the KKK agree with Trump’s agenda.
Trump doesn’t repudiate their support or the Nazi rhetoric.
In fact, Trump is supported by legendary racist David Duke, who spoke shortly before the rally dissolved into murderous mayhem:

“This represents a turning point, for the people of this country. We are determined to take our country back. We are going to fulfill the promises of Donald Trump. That’s what we believed in. That’s why we voted for Donald Trump, because he said he’s going to take our country back. And that’s what we gotta do.”

This isn’t home-brewed, American racism of burning crosses and white hoods. This isn’t bombed churches and cold blooded murder.
This is NAZIS.
Nazis.
The enemy at D-Day, the regime who murdered six million innocent Jewish people in death camps, the greatest organized evil on earth since the Roman Empire. Nazis.
They shouldn’t be difficult to repudiate.
If you agree with Nazis, then you probably have deep character flaws that prevent you from seeing how bad you are.
David Duke is right. Charlottesville should be a turning point.
The line is drawn: those who agree with Nazis and those of us on the side of justice, equality and love.

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