31 Jan '18, 6pm

In this Spectrum editorial from 1993, then editor Roy Branson reflects on the #Waco tragedy:

Editor’s Note: This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Waco Siege that occurred from February 28 to April 19, 1993. Throughout the coming weeks, we will be sharing on the website the articles that appeared in the May 1993 edition (vol. 23, no. 1) of Spectrum concerning this tragedy. What follows here is the editorial by Roy Branson, then editor of Spectrum : Until their February shootout with law-enforcement officers, I had never heard of the Branch Davidians. Shepherd's Rods were familiar enough, but who were these people? Despite the easy familiarity with which denominational spokespersons on network television referred to the church's long-standing problems with "Vernon," the world media has carefully disassociated the Branch Davidian Seventh-day Adventists from Seventh-day Adventists. That is still a relief. We are different. Seventh-day Adventists don't condone st...

Full article: https://spectrummagazine.org/article/2018/01/31/we-didnt-...

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