Before we were dismissed from services today, Derek said, "You know how we experienced 9/11 and wondered why moderate Muslims didn't speak out? Now it is our turn to speak out against the racism which is tearing us apart."
In the aftermath of the inexcusable racism in Charlottesville, VA which culminated in the deaths of three people, it is imperative that all those who really love Jesus speak out against the white "supremacists."
Please look at the picture above, re-posted from the Huffington Post. We see a dignified young black cop standing duty. Behind him is a man in a dress with a red pointed cap on. Uh, who exactly is supposed to be supreme to whom? All I see is a patriot in uniform with a confederacy of dunces behind him.
KKK members, neo-Nazi's, and other affiliated groups who claim Christ and carry or use the sacred symbol of the cross to advance their racist ideology are apostate.
They have missed Jesus' entire message, which teaches that in Christ there are no superficial divisions.
Les did a tremendous amount of good during his illness. He preached on the streets of Waikiki, he witnessed about Jesus to his doctors and nurses. He loved his friends and his family.
The last thing he ever said "to" me was when he was dying. Bruce slipped in to see him at the same military hospital in Hawaii where I was in surgery to take out my appendix. Les said he'd pray for me. Humbling to say the least.