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I enjoyed Tony Hays’ letter on “Christian Principles.”

Be it noted that during the Jan. 6 insurrection, there were insurrectionists carrying “Jesus Saves” signs. While these insurrectionists proclaimed “Jesus Saves,” Capital Police doing their sworn duty to protect democracy were being mercilessly beaten. How sad that some continue to hide their hideous intentions in the name of Christ.

Whether it is placing Jewish people in concentration camps, slavery, the legalization of slaughtering Indigenous Natives or insurrection using Christ’s name has always been a go-to for certain groups.

Is it any wonder less people believe in Christ considering what they are being told what it means to be Christian? If Christian churches really want to turn the current tide, they need to practice what Christ taught, “Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself” (Matthew 22:39).

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