Christian Leaders Respond to Orlando Massacre

Christian Leaders Respond to Orlando Massacre June 12, 2016

In my personal reaction as an Orlando native to the nightclub massacre, I said I might analyze the politics of this tragedy later.

For now, I have complied some comments from Christian leaders.

https://twitter.com/bishopkencarter/status/742067654853308416

Bishop Carter has a full statement here.

The Most Reverend John Noonan, Catholic bishop of Orlando.

The Most Reverend Thomas Wenski, Archbishop of Miami.

Cardinal Donald Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington, D.C.

The Most Reverend Blasé Cupich, Archbishop of Chicago.

As of Sunday evening, I believe His Excellency is the highest-ranking Catholic to specifically acknowledge that LGBT people were targeted.

Compare Archbishop Cupich’s call to action with the relatively predictable and muted comments of the Most Reverend Charles J. Caput, Archbishop of Philadelphia.

The Reverend Jennifer Butler, CEO of Faith in Public Life, has this statement.

Matthew Vines, an advocate for LGBT affirmation in the church, had several provocative tweets worth reading. Here’s one.

Orlando-area Southern Baptists are hosting a prayer service at 7:00 on Tuesday night at First Baptist Church. The Reverend Dr. David Uth is the pastor.

The Reverend Dr. Russell Moore, the Southern Baptist Convention’s top public-policy spokesman.

Rev. Moore wrote a piece for TIME entitled, “Can We Still Weep Together After Orlando?”

The Reverend Jes Kast, a pastor in New York City.

Please read and share my personal reaction as an Orlando native to this horrifying tragedy.

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