It was neither a single incident or episode, nor last weekend’s NFL players kneeling controversy, but rather just the general troubling, turbulent times of recent weeks and months that prompted leaders of one Harford County church to make a public declaration against hate.
“I felt that we needed to speak positive words in a negative situation,” the Rev. Norman Obenshain, pastor of the Havre de Grace United Methodist Church, said about a resolution taking a stand against racism and violence.
The resolution was passed by the church’s 15-member council that is the governing body for the church’s various ministries, Obenshain said.
The church pastor said he encouraged the...