Letter: What if we all stood together as one?

Why are religious groups not up in arms regarding the events in Charlottesville? I would have to believe that there would be a “holy hell” raised against the KKK, neo-Nazi and white supremacist cults by all established religions — Jewish, Christian, Muslim, Atheists, Deists. etc. (I know Atheism is not a religion, but adherents still oppose violence).

It would seem to me this is a perfect time to organize an interfaith demonstration with people from all beliefs, including non-religious groups. Imagine a collection of Republicans and Democrats, pro-life and pro-choice, millennials and baby boomers, veterans, Trump supporters … you name it. All they need have in common is a feeling of disgust for the violent extremists. I would be very interested in the list of both participants and non-participants following an invitation to attend this gathering.

This thought was a result of my wife’s question: “What could we do that Germany didn’t when the Nazi’s rose up?”

Gordon Taylor

Anamosa

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