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1/ Mollie Tibbetts' funeral was today. It seemed to go a bit unnoticed, particularly by the many very concerned souls who pounced on the young woman's murder to raise holy hell about immigrants and to parrot Trump's sickening line about parents being "permanently separated."
2/ I imagine those very concerned souls took note of Mollie's funeral. I assume they read every word about the funeral, and learned that the family members who spoke described a positive, loving woman who cared for everyone. They certainly must have seen how her father told...
3/ ...the people gathered there: "So, let’s try to do what Mollie would do. Let’s say what Mollie would say." Or how her brother envisioned his sister in heaven tapping into the minds of people like Martin Luther King Jr., Abraham Lincoln and Harriet Tubman.
4/ Or maybe they forgot that today was Mollie's funeral. Maybe they had made their point and moved on. Maybe the relatives who spoke out scared them away. Like Mollie's cousin, who wrote: "It is not your right to exacerbate this grievous act by hijacking Mollie...
5/ ... and all she believed with your racist fear-mongering. ... We reclaim our Mollie."

Maybe that's why they got quiet today.

Or maybe they never bothered to examine who Mollie was.

If they had, they would have understood what the priest at her funeral meant when he said...
6/ ...that those grieving should “rededicate yourselves to living a good life, a faithful life, a life of goodness and compassion.”

Goodness and compassion. Seems like a good message. Maybe one that some people could use to consider. END
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