During the past few days the peace-loving city of Greeley...

The Weld County Progressive

During the past few days the peace-loving city of Greeley has witnessed an abnormal condition within her borders,—the stirring up of hate against some of her citizens, the fanning of religious intolerance, the attempted interference with the religious freedom of others, and a studied effort to cast stigma and odium on the Christian Science church and its adherents ; all this in the name of Christ, by an evangelist who apparently has forgotten that the mission of Christ was love and not hate.

Jesus Christ plainly warned his followers against offending his children, and declared that "it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea." While the evangelist has assumed a great responsibility in his assault on the religion of others, the responsibility is not alone on him. His employers, the individuals who brought him to Greeley and who should have known the character of his intolerant utterances, have a like heavy responsibility, and this is the more evident from the fact that the evangelist in Greeley is merely repeating the performance he boasts to have staged in other cities. Last week he stormed against Christian Scientists in Bounder. So, too, the men and women who may have assented to his bitter attacks, should ponder well their course, weigh it by the golden rule, and answer to themselves the question of the beloved disciple when he said, "He that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen?"

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