WTF NPR? Really. WTF
On NPR today David Greene asked Roxanne Gay this (quote is from memory) :
The Lord's Prayer says "Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive the trespasses of others."1. You're not really living up to the spirit of that when you say you can't forgive him.
I can confidently say that not once did I hear someone say that people who don't forgive Dzhokar Tsarnayev or Osama bin Laden or the 9/11 terrorists or anybody else isn't being a good Christian.
This is racism. This is white privilege. Black people should forgive this white boy who walked into a black church and killed nine strangers because they were black and who wanted to start a race war, so "we" can "heal" and "move on".
"Forgiving, healing and moving on" are to make us white folks feel better about ourselves. We move on. Black people stay where they are.
And that needs to end.
(1: oh yeah. That's not what it says. It says "as we forgive those who trespass against us".)