Aug 15, 2017 / 13:49 pm
After recent violence in Charlottesville, Virginia involving white supremacy groups and counter-protesters, the father of the woman who was killed after the rally spoke out against hatred and offered a different message: forgiveness and love.
"I just think about what the Lord said on the cross, 'Forgive them. They don't know what they're doing,'" Mark Heyer said Monday, according to USA Today.
"I include myself in that in forgiving the guy who did this," he said.
Mark Heyer is the father of Heather Heyer, the 32 year-old woman who was fatally hit by a car after the "Unite the Right" rally near the University of Virginia on Saturday. The rally drew white supremacists including neo-Nazis and Ku Klux Klan members, who were protesting the proposed removal of a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee in the park downtown.