TKC BREAKING NEWS!!! WORNALL ROAD BAPTIST CHURCH ONCE AGAIN MARKS KANSAS CITY'S TRAGIC HOMICIDE COUNT!!!
Once again in 2013, a crowded local intersection is reminded of Kansas City's longstanding homicide problem.
WORNALL ROAD BAPTIST CHURCH DESERVES HIGH PRAISE FOR KEEPING THE TOPIC OF KANSAS CITY'S TRAGIC HOMICIDE COUNT IN THE PUBLIC EYE NEAR BROOKSIDE/WALDO!!!
Sadly, this is becoming an ongoing tradition in Kansas City because we haven't made much progress in curbing the number of killings in this wicked little town.
In fact . . .
THERE ARE MORE HOMICIDES IN KANSAS CITY RIGHT NOW THAN AT THIS TIME LAST YEAR!!!
Currently, KCMO stands @ 103 murders recorded so far this year compared to 101 at this time last year.
Check out that thoughtful statement regarding this ongoing tragedy from Wornall Road Baptist Church:
KANSAS CITY MURDER CROSSES
"As a stark reminder of the brokenness of our city we have placed a cross on our lawn with the name and date of the killing of each victim of murder in our city in 2013.
"While people are enjoying parties, pageants and programs this season there are hundreds of family members who are enduring their first Christmas without their murdered loved one. We desire to do what followers of Jesus should do with those who have suffered loss, we weep with those who weep and embrace them with love and compassion.
"We must stand up and make it clear that we will never accept 100 plus murders a year in our city as normal. The media can not be allowed to ignore the brutal violence in our city. The city leaders must be made aware that this level of murder will not be accepted as the new normal. The reasons for murder are varied and complex. This problem can not be solved by simply passing legislation that plays to one political base or another. The complex problems that lead to an epidemic of murder have to be dealt with from a broad base of community, civic, religious, government leaders and everyday people. But it begins by refusing to accept the status qua.
"Join us Friday night Dec 20 at 7PM as we commit ourselves to work for change. Join us as we pray for the peace of our city and for ourselves to be instruments of that peace.
"We will gather at 7PM on Friday Dec 20, at Wornall Road Baptist 400 west Meyer in Kansas City, Mo. Everyone is welcome www.wornallroad.org for more info."