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‘Stand up against evil’

Minister Brian Offutt talks about unity at the site of the brutal attack. (WEST HOUSTON CHURCH OF CHRIST)“We’ve come out here tonight as a symbol of our unity,” Brian Offutt, minister for the West Houston Church of Christ, told more than 1,000 people who marched from the church’s building to the gas station where Deputy Darren Goforth was killed. “And we’ve come out tonight to stand up against evil. 

“We’ve been divided along socio-economic lines. We’ve been divided against race and ethnicity and culture. And it’s time for us to come together and grab hands across the aisles.” 

On its Facebook page, the Harris County Sheriff’s Office thanked the church for “putting together a beautiful tribute to Deputy Goforth and his family. … Seeing the community come together like this means so much to the law enforcement community here in Houston and across the nation.” 

Church members and police officers listen as speakers offer prayers for the community. (WEST HOUSTON CHURCH OF CHRIST)

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