‘We need a spiritual awakening’ after Charlottesville violence – Orange County Register

ANAHEIM — Pastor Greg Laurie kicked off the three-day 2017 SoCal Harvest at Angel Stadium on Friday night with a strong anti-racist message, asking the crowd of 26,000 gathered to take the second chance given to all by God’s love and forgiveness.

Laurie’s message titled “A Second Chance for America,” addressed tough issues facing the nation, particularly the hate and violence witnessed in Charlottesville, Va., Saturday, where a white nationalist protest and a counter-protest ended with a woman dead.

“Our country is divided,” Laurie said. “For a follower of Jesus Christ, there is no place for racism, bigotry or prejudice of any kind. I see these people carrying crosses, wearing swastikas, talking about white supremacy. There is no superior race. We are all part of the human race.”

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