“Silence in the Face of Evil is Evil Itself” Charlottesville and the Deafening Silence of Conservative Christians 

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Friends of Padre Steve’s World,

As I spent time watching for the response of many friends on social media to what happened in Charlottesville over the weekend there was one thing that stood out more glaringly than anything else. It wasn’t the response or lack thereof of President Trump. It wasn’t the hate filled invective of the damned Nazis and Klan, or as they call themselves now, the “Alt-Right.” It wasn’t the response most elected Republican or Democrat office holders, or of civil rights activists. It was the silence of conservative Christians and ordained clergy of whom I have many friends, some going back decades. The silence was deafening.

But the silence of conservative Christians was even more deafening when I heard the claims of the Nazis and their supporters who called the violence “avictory of victories,” “the beginning of their revolution,” “their Beer Hall Putsch,” and that it “fulfills…

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