By Lonnie Wilkey
Editor, Baptist and Reflector
In most sporting events, there is a clear cut winner. A team wins or loses.
It’s not as simple in life. Sometimes things happen and there are no winners — only losers.
Such is the case in our nation today. The most recent example is in Charlotte, N.C., where a black man was shot by police on Sept. 20 and rioting broke out in that city. Videos of the rioting and the violence are disturbing. What’s even more disturbing is that news media have reported that approximately 70 percent of those doing the rioting aren’t even from Charlotte. They are people who are intentionally taking advantage of a tragic situation to cause more harm to a devastated city.
At least one person has been killed in the riots and property has been stolen or destroyed. The violence has to stop before more people are killed. [Read more…]