Sunday, June 12, 2016

LGBT Hate Crime Massacre

Our LGBT community is mourning the loss of at least 50 dead & more critically injured at Pulse Nightclub, Orlando Florida’s hottest gay bar. Nadine Smith CEO of Equality Florida stated, “We are reeling from the tragic news that a gunman opened fire on the 2A capacity crowd at Pulse leaving 50 people dead & over 53 injured according to preliminary reports. We are heartbroken & angry that senseless violence has once again destroyed lives in our state & in our country. Gay clubs hold a significant place in LGBTQ history. They were often the only safe gathering place & this horrific act strikes directly at our sense of safety. June commemorates our community standing up to anti-LGBTQ violence at the Stonewall Inn, the nightclub that has become the first LGBTQ site recognized as a national monument. We have received a steady stream of emails & messages from those seeking to help or to make sense of the senseless. We make no assumptions on motive. We will await the details in tears of sadness & anger. We stand in solidarity & keep our thoughts on all whose lives have been lost or altered forever in this tragedy.” Rea Carey, Executive Director, National LGBTQ Task Force added, "We are deeply shocked by this appalling act of violence against the LGBTQ community & our friends. Our thoughts are with the families & friends of those who have lost loved ones & with the injured. While the motive behind this crime remains unclear, our resolve to live openly & proudly remains undiminished. Now is a time for the whole nation to stand together against violence."
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Blogger AndrewW said...

This was not about Orlando. Or Florida. Or America - it was about homosexuality.

Religion killed dozens of gay people today BECAUSE of religious beliefs, beliefs shared by most major religions. The big lie "homosexuality is wrong," was invented by Religion. That's what happened. Of course it's terror and a hate crime, but why? Religion and religious beliefs.

Christians have killed millions because of their beliefs, too. Religion is the problem. Religion is the home of ancient fairy-tales, including the idea that homosexuality is wrong (among other silliness) and is the modern day home of ignorance. Religious people don't pick their beliefs, they inherit them (94% of people are the same faith as their parents).

It's not guns. It's not even "radical" beliefs - Muslims believe homosexuals should be killed, Christians believe they should be treated as "defective." Religion made up that LIE and Religion killed dozens of innocent people today, perhaps many of them religious.

Grow up. It's time to end religion. Religion = Ignorance.

June 12, 2016 at 9:59 PM  

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