Cathie Voorhees: Hate crime should be taken seriously |

Cathie Voorhees: Hate crime should be taken seriously

I am a Judeo-Christian. I believe in Jesus Christ, who is a Jew and who was born in the lineage of Abraham and King David. The incident of swastikas found on Jewish students’ cars and lockers was frightening. It is a hate crime.

I feel that the Christian community needs to stand together with the Jewish community and begin dialogue with our pastors, rabbis, neighbors and families and remember the horror of Nazi Germany over 70 years ago.

The hatred we are all witnessing now, right here in the U.S. as well as around the world appears to be increasing. Here, it is directed at our newly elected president, but it has and could be be directed at anyone at any time. Christians, as well as Jews, are being persecuted in many places. Any signs of hate toward a group of people cannot be tolerated; especially here in Steamboat.

Mr. Taulman needs to do some serious explaining was “swept under the carpet” and the newspaper needs to explain why they felt the “Quiz of the Week” needed to be about the number of swastikas. Obviously, the newspaper did not consider this incident serious. (The newspaper certainly considered the Rabbit Ears Motel sign as pertinent). Shame on you.

When God called Abram to be the Patriarch of the Jewish Nation, He told Abram that, “I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse.” (Genesis 12:3) Our Sovereign God is the same today as He was over 4,000 years ago. We need to heed His Word.

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Cathie Voorhees

Steamboat Springs