Playing Politics with Murder

The death toll has risen to fifty in the New Zealand’s mosque shootings. Such a terrible tragedy, no matter your belief. Unfortunately, there are those who choose to turn this into a political agenda instead of giving sympathy for those who lost loved ones.

New ZealandPlease pray for those who lost loved ones.

When the news broke, several commentators blamed President Trump, claiming his hate caused the massacre. Then there were those students who blamed Chelsea Clinton because she criticized a politician for their anti-Jewish rhetoric. I have yet to figure out how two people, thousands of miles away, passed hatred around New Zealand.

Sure there has been a lot of hate spewed in the United States, most of it from the people doing the finger-pointing. Blaming President Trump for New Zealand is like blaming President Obama for the killings of forty-nine homosexuals in Orlando by a Muslim. Doesn’t really make sense when you think about it.

Romans 2:1 tells us that we have no excuse, O man, every one of you who judges. For in passing judgment on another you condemn yourself, because you, the judge, practice the very same things. Before you accuse someone else of passing on hate, maybe you should look at the man in the mirror. He seems to be doing the same thing.


The world can use more light and less noise. More solvers and fewer blamers. More folks showing a better way and fewer folks complaining about how much better things used to be. More folks offering help and fewer folks wringing their hands about the problems. More hope bringers and fewer hope killers. – Steve Goodier, author


If Christians were to live by Jesus’ words and love those like we love ourselves, then some of this hatred would not spread. Unfortunately, we are quick to blame others for their sins and shortcomings than we are to look at our own.

When it comes to these killings, we are all to blame. We’ve created a world of hatred by electing politicians who spew hateful words, by electing politicians who refuse to work together, and by creating a media whose motto is if it bleeds it leads.

It’s time to bring Jesus back not only in our governments but in our homes as well. Pray that those with cold hearts turn away from evil. And pray that we come together no matter the difference in our religious or political views. It would be nice to look at the news, even for just one day, and not see any type of news story that promoted more hatred.

If you or someone you know is in need of prayer, please let me know in the comment section below. I’ll be happy to pray for the situation.

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