Sunday

Orlando Shooting



They will make this all about Islam, Trump or guns, but this was a specific man who picked a specific group because of a specific hatred he had.


"We were in downtown Miami, Bayside, people were playing music. And he saw two men kissing each other in front of his wife and kid and he got very angry," Seddique told NBC. "They were kissing each other and touching each other and he said, 'Look at that. In front of my son they are doing that.' And then we were in the men's bathroom and men were kissing each other."

- Los Angeles Times, June 12. 




"The common thread here, again and again, is religious fundamentalism, whether your call it “Christian” or “Muslim.”

- Columnist Amanda Marcotte 


"You know what is gross — your thoughts and prayers and Islamophobia after you created this anti-queer climate." 

- ACLU staff attorney Chase Strangio to anti-gay religious leaders and politicians.


"Please, no more “thoughts and prayers,” unless they come with a vocal recognition of this as an attack against LGBT people in an LGBT bar. 

Please, no more talk of the Pulse as a “nightclub” without the word “gay” or “LGBT” attached to it.

Please, no more talk on this being an “attack on all of us” unless LGBT people are accorded the same rights as everyone else.

Let’s say it plainly: This was a mass slaying aimed at LGBT people. Their assassin was a man disgusted by the sight of two men kissing, his father told NBC News. This was a homophobic attack."

- Columnist Tim Teeman.


When I wrote on the progressive on-line Christian magazine Relevent about people like Albert Mohler who all of a sudden feel such sorrow over the people who he helped demonize when they were alive, I had enough down votes from those who don't believe these people should have any guilt. My comment was taken off.
Conservative evangelicals responding to the Orlando shooting need to do more than condemn Mateen and his actions. They need to evaluate the role homophobia played in this tragedy, and what this should mean for their own beliefs. They need to ask themselves, seriously, why so many LGBT individuals suspected that the shooter was likely a Christian, and why so many LGBT individuals have openly stated that they don’t want evangelicals’ sympathy or prayers. - See more at: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/lovejoyfeminism/2016/06/orlando-and-the-evangelical-responsibility.html#sthash.0JDUxVEW.dpuf
Conservative evangelicals responding to the Orlando shooting need to do more than condemn Mateen and his actions. They need to evaluate the role homophobia played in this tragedy, and what this should mean for their own beliefs. They need to ask themselves, seriously, why so many LGBT individuals suspected that the shooter was likely a Christian, and why so many LGBT individuals have openly stated that they don’t want evangelicals’ sympathy or prayers. - See more at: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/lovejoyfeminism/2016/06/orlando-and-the-evangelical-responsibility.html#sthash.0JDUxVEW.dpuf
Conservative evangelicals responding to the Orlando shooting need to do more than condemn Mateen and his actions. They need to evaluate the role homophobia played in this tragedy, and what this should mean for their own beliefs. They need to ask themselves, seriously, why so many LGBT individuals suspected that the shooter was likely a Christian, and why so many LGBT individuals have openly stated that they don’t want evangelicals’ sympathy or prayers. - See more at: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/lovejoyfeminism/2016/06/orlando-and-the-evangelical-responsibility.html#sthash.0JDUxVEW.dpuf
Conservative evangelicals responding to the Orlando shooting need to do more than condemn Mateen and his actions. They need to evaluate the role homophobia played in this tragedy, and what this should mean for their own beliefs. They need to ask themselves, seriously, why so many LGBT individuals suspected that the shooter was likely a Christian, and why so many LGBT individuals have openly stated that they don’t want evangelicals’ sympathy or prayers. - See more at: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/lovejoyfeminism/2016/06/orlando-and-the-evangelical-responsibility.html#sthash.0JDUxVEW.dpuf



Some of the victims.


Resources:

The city of Orlando has also established a hotline to check on missing family members and loved ones here:

407-246-4357

oneblood.org

Planting Peace

weareorlando.org 


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