“Love Lives Here” rally held in response to racist and anti-Semitic vandalism

"Love lives here" rally in response to religious vandalism
"Love lives here" rally in response to religious vandalism

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Hundreds of people gathered at Bonforte Park in Colorado Springs Sunday to show their support for all races and religions, after several acts of discriminatory vandalism at a Jewish synagogue last week.

“The community had to have a response to what it saw as acts of hate, not acts of love,” NAACP State Conference President Rosemary Lytle said.

That response was people of all ages, genders, races, and religions coming together to say “love lives here.”

“This is probably one of the most diverse groups of faith-filled people that the city has seen in a long time,” Focus on the Family spokesman Paul Batura said.

Even though the vandalism was mostly targeting a local synagogue, the people we spoke with said this is a target on the whole community.

“We’re a community, and we’re stronger when we stand together,” said rally attendee Arley Torsone.

“We know the answer in community, the answer in our faith, and even biblically, is love,” Lytle said.

The common theme we heard from people who attended, was that hate is not tolerated in this Colorado Springs community, nor should it be tolerated anywhere.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s