As published in Baptist News Global

Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Executive Coordinator Suzii Paynter voiced solidarity with “our Jewish neighbors and friends in cities and towns across the country” in the aftermath of Saturday’s mass shooting inside a synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

“We condemn ideologies of white nationalism and white supremacy that motivate support for domestic terrorism against Jews, Muslims, African Americans, political rivals and persons of color,” Paynter said in a statement the day after 11 people died during a Sabbath service at the Tree of Life Synagogue.

The attack, believed to be the deadliest on the Jewish community in U.S. history, eclipsed other recent acts of violence including the Friday arrest of a 56-year-old Florida man accused of attempting to mail bombs to liberal politicians including former President Barack Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

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