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A Modern Day Lynching

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I looked up the religion of Ahmaud Arbery's killers and could find nothing. However, I did find the following:

https://theconversation.com/protestantisms-troubling-history-with-white-supremacy-in-the-us-141438

The Southern Baptist Convention is the largest Protestant denomination in the US. They split from other Baptists on the issue of slavery before the Civil War. When the Supreme Court ordered integration of the public schools the Catholic Church integrated its schools, but Protestants set up private religious schools racially segregated.

The KKK recruits from the southern Protestants.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ku_Klux_Klan_recruitment

"Bloc recruitment" was coined by Black sociologist Anthony Oberschall.[4] Bloc recruitment refer to "the way in which social movement organizers often recruit members and participants among groups of individuals already organized for some other purpose."[4] This strategy was advantageous to the Klan because it allowed them to recruit large groups of members from one source instead of being faced with the difficult task of recruiting individuals one by one. This strategy was also effective because it allowed the Klan to build upon the solidarity already in place from other organizations. The organizations that the KKK targeted for bloc recruitment were usually fraternal lodges and Protestant churches. Protestant ministers were offered free membership and powerful Chaplain status within the KKK. Recruitment also involved recruitment drives that toured the United States.[5] Members of organizations like churches and fraternal lodges, were easily accessible by Kleagles or Klan recruiters because they were already socially active in public issues through their involvement in these organizations.

If one is looking for the social milieu in which the killers of Ahmaud Arbery could arise it can be found in the Southern Baptist Convention
Posted by david f, Thursday, 13 January 2022 9:56:50 AM
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Yawn.
Posted by Is Mise, Thursday, 13 January 2022 10:11:26 AM
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It's always dullest before the yawn.
Posted by Foxy, Thursday, 13 January 2022 11:51:53 AM
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BLM has done more harm than any good it could have ever hoped to achieve !
Posted by individual, Thursday, 13 January 2022 1:12:11 PM
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I hate guns.

Nevertheless, I realise that if we are to accept anybody's authority to deny others the ownership of what is dear to them, then we have no philosophical grounds to complain when they deny us the ownership of what is most dear to us.

Public spaces are different, so I see no problem if the public who owns those spaces sets any conditions of entry, including a no-guns rule.
Posted by Yuyutsu, Thursday, 13 January 2022 1:47:54 PM
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Yuyutsu,
Exactly. A lot of people have guns due to necessity but more have guns due no reason other than shooting at a piece of cardboard to satisfy their ego.
The whole stupidity of it all is that self-defence is no valid reason for owning a weapon.
Why do Police have guns then ?
Posted by individual, Thursday, 13 January 2022 2:41:27 PM
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