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The Rev. Jim Wallis, head of the Christian group Sojourners, calls that kind of thinking "morally mistaken" and "religiously repugnant": "The world is not full of good and bad people. That is not what our scriptures teach us, but that each individual is both good and bad … and when we are bad or isolated or angry or furious or vengeful or politically agitated or confused or lost or deranged or unhinged, and we have the ability to get and use weapons only designed to kill large numbers of people, our society is in great danger."
A self-described Christian group in Washington D.C. says it plans to encourage Murfreesboro residents to "Love Your Muslim Neighbors." Tim King, a spokesman for Sojourners, says the billboard is slated to go up on Sept. 24. Sojourners describes itself as a Christian advocacy and education organization. King told the Daily News Journal ( ) that the group decided to place the message in Murfreesboro after being contacted by area residents who saw a similar message on a billboard in Joplin, Mo. He said those asking for the billboard told Sojourners about the controversial mosque that was built and said they wanted to "put out a very different message."