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After Orlando, Drive Out Hate With Light and Love

Posted June 14th, 2016 at 10:50 am (UTC-4)
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The human reaction is to want to strike back…Dr. Martin Luther King taught us a different lesson…. “Darkness,” he wrote, “cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. Hate multiplies hate, violence multiplies violence, and toughness multiplies toughness in a descending spiral of destruction.”

Why Mass Death Is Our New Normal: The Real Root of America’s Gun Violence

Posted December 3rd, 2015 at 3:01 pm (UTC-4)
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The problem is U.S. culture, which venerates firearms as symbols of self-control and rugged individualism; which is so taken by the seductive power of guns that it’s willing to give absurd myths like “a good guy with a gun” a serious hearing…

Obama Makes Statement on Mass Shooting in San Bernardino

Posted December 3rd, 2015 at 1:14 pm (UTC-4)
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President Obama made a statement to reporters in the Oval Office one day after 14 people were killed during a shooting at a social services facility in southern California.

Obama’s Reaction to San Bernardino Shootings on CBS News

Posted December 3rd, 2015 at 12:45 pm (UTC-4)
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“The one thing we do know is that we have a pat­tern now of mass shoot­ings in this coun­try that has no par­al­lel any­where else in the world.”