Dear Muslim Community (A Message From A Peace Loving Christian)

We will not meet fear with fear.
We will not respond to bigotry with more of the same.
We will not be drafted into their manufactured holy war. John Pavlovitz

john pavlovitz

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Dear Muslim Community,

I’m an American Christian and I’m sorry.

I’m sorry that the loudest voices representing my faith tradition right now seem to be the most hateful ones, the ones least like Jesus.

I’m sorry that these voices are making you feel unwelcome and unloved in my country, that they are magnifying fear, that they are causing you to experience terrible discrimination and undeserved animosity in the places you worship and raise your families and make your livings.

I’m sorry that you are being unfairly penalized for a handful of twisted, violent people who share little more than simply the name of your faith. (I understand well what that is like).

I need you to know that these ignorant, frightened, bigoted bullies claiming to speak for Christians do not represent me, no matter how high a platform they have or how recognizable their names are or how much money they have.

They don’t represent…

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