Stop the campaign to raise bail money for Darius Ewing
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Dear Rev. Wright. If you would please allow me to offer some thoughts, I would be most appreciative. I am kindly asking you to refrain from turning this case involving Mr. Ewing into a race issue. I understand that there are people who have hurled racial slurs at you throughout this. For that, I offer a most heartfelt apology. I am white. As a white person, I have been blessed with friends of all races. Diversity is one of God's greatest gifts. This is why I am asking you to not turn this into a race issue. It is not. It has nothing to do with punishing an African American Man. It has to do with punishing abuse. You want to protect the African American community. I respect that. I wish you didn't have to protect your community against racism, but understand that you do. Likewise, there are those of us who have dedicated our lives to animal rescue. We want animals to be safe and loved as much as possible. Just as you feel negatively about racists, and rightly so, we feel negatively about animal abusers. We believe that anyone who could harm an animal lacks basic human compassion. As long as there is a doubt about the existence of human compassion, we should err on the side of caution. If there is doubt that this man is capable of setting an animal on fire and then laughing while watching it, do we not owe it to the other animals, the children, the elderly and any others he deems weaker, to make certain that he does not have access to hurt them? I am asking you to view this as what it really is, an abuse issue. Not only am I asking you to recognize that, I am asking you to join me in denouncing all abuse, whether it be at the hands of an animal abuser or a racist.
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