OPINION: God and hate speech

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Hate speech is funny. More often than not when people claim a person is guilty of hate speech is not that they really think the person is guilty of hatred, but it is more a clamp on free speech. If we truly hate someone, we harm our own souls more than them.

We just saw that very thing here in Coeur d’Alene. Someone is going to talk about Islam, the history, and the good and the bad. Since Islam is opposed to what we consider to be American culture, it is not hate speech to not want Islamic law for our own country, and to point out what has come from their actions, e.g. 911, Iraq.

God hates certain things, like sin. Here is a short list of what God hates: “These six things doth the LORD hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him: A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief. A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren.” (Proverbs 6: 16-19)

JIM HOLLINGSWORTH

Hayden

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