Hate will not win. That was the sentiment from the family members of Dylann Roof’s victims at his bond hearing. His bond was set sat a $1 million, but it was only for the gun charge and not the murder charge.
Dylann Roof’s bond hearing took place on June 19 at 2 p.m. At the start of the hearing, the judge said words in support of Roof that stopped the world: “There’s victims on this young man’s side of the family,” he boldly stated. He then continued, adding that Roof’s family members have been unwillingly involved into a web of his horrific crimes. The judge said that we have to “help those that are victims, but help his family as well.”
Excuse us as we pick our jaws up off the floor. While it’s understood that Roof is the criminal here and his family is likely to be experiencing backlash based on his actions, the courtroom the day after Dylann Roof killed nine members of the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, SC.
“We have no room for hate, so we have to forgive…May God bless you,” One of the family members tearfully admitted. This is Christian love. It’s the type of love that Jesus bestows upon the world, even after having been crucified by the very people in it. This type of forgiveness takes a huge heart. It’s stunning to watch and difficult to understand.
This judge could only give a bond hearing in regards to the gun charge. There has been no bond hearing for the murder charge.