Wouldn’t it be great if you could get filters at Lowe’s or Home Depot?

Not filters for your air ducts or air purifiers or any number of household devices and such.

No—I’m looking for filters for hate.

You know—the hate that ferments inside some people, and because that hate isn’t filtered, it spews out of them like germs from a severe cough—or like bullets in a night club.

Either way, it infects or affects everyone around them.
We all saw what happened early yesterday. A not-so-reasonable person, infected with the cancer of hate, did a terrible, terrible thing in Florida.

Even his ex-wife and a former co-worker have said that the perpetrator was sick and filled with hate. He’d been investigated—twice—by the Authorities, because of his hate.

Today, friends and families of fifty people are in mourning. Others are struggling to survive and recover, their families and friends praying for that survival and recovery.

Because there was no filter.

No barrier between them and hatred with a gun.


“The world breaks everyone and afterward many are strong in the broken places. But those that will not break it kills. It kills the very good and the very gentle and the very brave impartially.”

–Ernest Hemingway