This latest attack is part of a pattern, and the pretext for a remarkable prayer.
We at Christianity Today are deeply grieved by the shooting in Orlando that killed 49 people. Our heartfelt sympathies go out to friends and family of the victims. In this case, the attack was targeted at one group, and so our prayers go up for gays, lesbians, and other sexual minorities who now live with a heightened sense of fear. We are glad to hear of so many Christians, from many theological persuasions, reaching out to comfort them in their grief. This weekend's murders unfortunately remind us of the LGBT community's place among the many groups who have been singled out for mass killing by hateful people.... continue reading >>