Local group embraces their differences to find common ground

By Adam Hooper - bio | email

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - Through song and through inspirational quotes, a small group of people decided not to focus on what makes us different, but what makes us the same.

Just one day after the anniversary of one the nation's saddest moments, a small group of people say it is better to love than to hate.

"Jesus said Love your neighbor. Jesus also said love your enemy," said Pastor Karl Klaus.

Over the past few weeks, there has been an up rise over the possibility of a mosque being built so close to ground zero. Many Americans continue to protest. On the same subject, a pastor in Florida promising to burn a Quran has also been the focus of national controversy.

"It hurts my heart, because we are called to love one another, as Jesus said to do. Burning a Quran is not loving one another. It is hating one another," said Pastor Karl Klaus.

The pastor's plan to burn the Quran has been canceled, but hatred between different ethnicities and different religions still exist. But, one group found it refreshing to put those differences aside, and just be together.

"Just the different cultures coming together, and trying to have peace here on earth is wonderful," said Kendrea Terrell.

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