Today in Murfreesboro I witnessed so many things, most of which I found sad.
Some people like this man speaking into a microphone connected to a speaker, was using words from the Bible to hurt, anger or tear down others. I witnessed the rage that stared down the Bible scriptures, which is inconsistent with what Christianity is about.
Today, I saw young men literally pick fights with older men because they disagreed with an opinion.
Today, I saw a father who brought his son to the rally in Murfreesboro. The young boy, not knowing what was happening, was simply sitting on the ground playing with a toy as his father watched the crowd in anticipation of a fight.
Today, I saw where a young black woman was not told she was entering the gates on the wrong side of the protest and she could not cross over once inside… surrounded by angered white supremacist she bravely snapped a photo on her phone and I said, “Be careful over here.” As I walked away she quietly said, “Don’t leave.”
Today I spoke to a white supremacist and asked why he came to Shelbyville, TN today and he turned his head and said no comment.
Today I witnessed those who suggested they were on the Murfreesboro square to show love while holding signs that sounded sweet… only to hear them spew words of hate towards those standing on the opposite side of a fence.
Below is a soundclip of the above man preaching into a loudspeaker:
“I shall allow no man to belittle my soul by making me hate him.” - Booker T. Washington