Friday, June 19, 2015
Truth is bulletproof, and his message survives
In the South Carolina state legislature, this is the desk of Senator Clementa "Clem" Pinckney (1973-2015). Fellow lawmakers call him the moral conscience of the General Assembly. He was also pastor of "Mother Emanuel" African Methodist Episcopal Church in downtown Charleston until he was slain this week while conducting a Bible study. One of his relatives feels sure he has already forgiven the man who killed him, and the principle which guided his life is now heard around the world. He said, "Loving God is never separate from loving our brothers and sisters. It is always the same." Godspeed, Brother Pinckney, 'til we meet again.