Kurt Kondrich
Hating speech that stops the hating
By Kurt Kondrich
October 2, 2014

There seems to be an endless supply of stories in the news today about efforts across our nation to remove the Ten Commandments from public places. Why do people in our society have so much hate directed at a list of rules that stop hatred? What is so offensive about rules for civilized human conduct that tell us not to murder, steal, lie, desire something wrongfully, commit adultery and direct us to respect our parents? We are bombarded daily via all forms of media with images of violence, depravity, offensive behavior and foul words, and I do not see focused efforts to remove these visuals from our communities. As a former Police Officer I can honestly say that if people followed the 10 commandments we would see an unprecedented drop in the crime rate and a safer, brighter world for everyone. We hear a lot today about "Hate Speech," and when you examine the 10 commandments you could accurately categorize these dictates as "Love Speech."

In 2003 I was blessed with a beautiful daughter Chloe who has Down syndrome, and she has taught countless people the true meaning of unconditional love, kindness and purity. Unfortunately 90%+ of people who receive prenatal news that they are having a child like Chloe choose to hate the Down syndrome diagnosis and terminate the unborn child. Maybe if these misguided people in a lost culture of death accepted the Love that flows from God's 10 Commandments they would embrace and not prenatally erase priceless children like Chloe. Hasn't the time come for us to stop hating speech that stops the hating?

© Kurt Kondrich


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