Colorado lawmaker posts powerful call-to-action on social media following church shooting

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Colorado Senator Writes Inspiring Letter To AME Church In Denver

A letter that Colorado State Senator Mike Johnston posted on the doors of a black church in Denver sent a powerful message about the South Carolina church massacre.

Johnston got out of bed on Thursday night to post the letter on the door of the Shorter Community AME Church about the shooting at the Emanuel Church in Charleston.

"I drove over just to remind you and remind myself of the words from one of America's greatest preachers and one of the Lord's greatest prophets who said that 'Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that.' With that truth in mind, in the wake of tonight's heartless stabs of hatred, I drove here to reaffirm the overwhelming supremacy of love," he wrote in the letter.

The state senator posted the letter on his Facebook with a call to action, asking white Americans to write notes and volunteer at AME churches around the country to show support.

"By Sunday morning America could blanket these churches with such overwhelming expressions of love that no one could walk through the doors of an AME church without feeling a flood of love and support from white men whose names they don't know, whose faces they can't place, but whose love they can't ignore," he wrote.

After seeing the letter, the church's pastor said "It touched my heart so greatly."

You can read the letter in its entirety below:

I drove to Shorter AME church in the middle of the night to tape this letter to the door, and here is why I think every...

Posted by Mike Johnston on Thursday, June 18, 2015

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