Monday, June 13, 2016

Hate will never win: powerful social media reactions to the Orlando nightclub shooting

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"2016. Where the straight man is terrified of sharing a bathroom, and the gay man is terrified of being murdered. While it's been hard to really express my two cents about today's events without getting sick to my stomach, I feel this just about sums it up." — Zack Novicki, musical director at Unity Lutheran Church, via Facebook.


"Today let us grieve with the victims in Orlando. Tomorrow let's honor the victims by doing something to end gun violence. We've had nearly 150 mass shootings so far in 2016 — almost one a day. The deadliest mass shootings have one thing in common, the weapon of choice: assault rifles like the AR-15 used in Newtown and Orlando (and Aurora and San Bernardino). After Sandy Hook, we said we would never let it happen again. But there have been almost 1000 mass shootings since Sandy Hook. It doesn't have to be this way.
Let us pray. And let us also work to end gun violence. 'Faith without works is dead.' — James 2." — Shane Claiborne, via Facebook. 



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