As we celebrate America’s 245th birthday while studying 1 Peter, I want to use this morning’s passage to draw attention to a national scandal, a cancer in American culture that has been metastasizing for years. If we don’t get it reversed, there may not be a 246th birthday. The problem is hatred. Why is the atheistic angry left so hate-filled? And how are we to live and succeed as Bible-believing Christians in a harsh, hostile “Twitter-verse” of leftist hatred?