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Letter: Understanding what happened

Editor, Gazette-Journal:

Last Wednesday (Jan. 6), America watched a rally become a mob and crash its way into the Capitol building in Washington. In the aftermath, I have consulted numerous sources in hopes of understanding what happened.

I write this as a Christian. The events of last Wednesday did not reflect the life or teachings of Christ. Many participants, perhaps most, identified as Christian, and they did not all surge into the building, break glass, drive back guards, or trash the place. But consorting with Nazis and erecting gallows do not align with Christ’s message of love. Ceding blind, unquestioning devotion to a human being, Trump or anybody else, is what deluded cults do, not followers of Christ.

I write this as a patriot. Thugs, not patriots, ransacked the Capitol, broke furniture, stole mementos, and urinated on the floor in order to disrupt the legal process of confirming electoral votes they said were fraudulent. No allegations of fraud have held up under ...

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