Local leaders call for unification following violence in nation’s capital

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DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — Tensions are still high all across the nation following the insurrection in the Capitol.

Here in the Alabama, lawmakers had a lot to say about yesterday’s shocking situation.

Houston County Republican Chairman Brandon Shoupe said he was “deeply disturbed as an American, and to me, it is another escalation as to what seems to be a full-spectrum political warfare.”

Shoupe said he believes if government officials don’t put a stop to politicals gangs, they’ll replace political parties.

As several public officials express concern, one Dothan preacher said it’s time to put differences aside and unify the country.

“We got to give each other a lot of grace right now,” said Ralph Sigler, pastor of Harvest Church. “The main thing right now is not to convince people on the other side that we’re right because everybody thinks the same thing. We all think we’re right and the other people are wrong. We just need to know God loves people, and most people are doing their best regardless of what other people think. And we need to be gracious to each other, and we need to be kind to each other.”

Put simply, Sigler said God has called people to love each other despite differing opinions.

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