The Orlando tragedy has touched everyone in America. The response from the Christian community has been incredible. A diverse group of Christian leaders such as Bill Hybels, Christine Caine, T.D. Jakes, Samuel Rodriguez and Russell Moore have tweeted and written strong messages of support for the victims, their families and the larger LGBT community.
Joel Hunter pastor of Northland, Orlando's largest church has been extremely gracious saying, "So I've got to go back and examine my own heart, I've got to confess to my congregation that if there's anything I've said that could have ever led to anything, the dismissal or denigration of any other population, God I am so sorry for that."
A Chick-fil-A in Orlando at University and Rouse Road opened on Sunday (when they are never open because of their Christian beliefs) and prepared hundreds of their chicken sandwiches and brewed dozens of gallons of iced tea. They did this free of charge and took the food and drinks to the One Blood donation center for all the people who had lined up to donate blood for the victims. more >>
An organizer for the annual "March for Marriage" event in the District of Columbia stated that President Barack Obama's transgender bathroom directive is the "next step" for the LGBT agenda.
Later this week the National Organization for Marriage will organize its latest "March for Marriage" in the nation's capital. The event lobbies for the government to recognize marriage as being between one man and one woman only.
National Organization for Marriage President Brian Brown told The Christian Post in emailed comments that the current effort to allow men to use women's restrooms was the next step after last year's Supreme Court decision legalizing gay marriage. more >>
In the aftermath of the Orlando massacre, leftist voices are not only blaming conservative Christians for the tragedy, they are now calling on Christians to renounce their sacred beliefs and historic convictions, as if holding to a biblical definition of marriage leads to mass murder.
This is not only ridiculous and reprehensible. It is also logically absurd.
Consider these alternative scenarios. more >>
The Church of England will seek a compromise between traditional marriage supporting Christians and LGBT-affirming voices at its next General Synod in July, looking to prevent Anglicans from formally splintering due to differing views on homosexuality.
The Guardian reports that as many as 550 Anglican representatives around the world are set for three days of intense talks about human sexuality next month. While the CofE is not hoping to reach an agreement between the divisive viewpoints, it will seek to achieve dialog and mutual understanding.
Justin Welby, the archbishop of Canterbury, has talked at length about the need for Anglicans to stick together as one body despite the conflicting viewpoints they have on controversial issues, and has said he's hopeful that conversations between Church representatives will begin healing some of the wounds caused by the rift. more >>
Hundreds of local residents, some of them dressed as angels in white linen, blocked members of the Westboro Baptist Church extremist group who were heard shouting phrases like "Why did God destroy Sodom?" as they picketed the funerals of Pulse gay nightclub shooting victims.
"Seeing the hand of God sitting heavy upon Orlando with much death and sorrow, Westboro Baptist Church will protest against the proud sin that has brought great wrath from God such that God is bereaving you of your children, AS HE PROMISED… GOD STILL HATES FAGS & WILL NEVER HAVE SAME-SEX MARRIAGE," said the Kansas-based group in a statement on its website, announcing their plan to disrupt the funerals of the victims of the deadliest mass shooting in recent U.S. history.
As expected, Westboro protesters arrived at the funeral of 32-year-old Christopher Andrew Leinonen's at the Cathedral Church of St. Luke. However, the counter-demonstrators, chanting "We love you!" and "Orlando Strong!" guarded the service, according to Aol.com. more >>
The massacre at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history that has captured the world's attention, was a "symptom" of the country's spiritual condition, asserts the Rev. Franklin Graham.
During a prayer rally held Wednesday in Madison, Wisconsin, a stop on the evangelist's "Decision America" tour, Graham said that America brought the mass shooting upon itself because it has become a "godless nation," reports The Cap Times.
Graham began the rally, which drew nearly 6,000 to Madison's Capitol Square, with prayer for the Orlando massacre's 49 dead, 53 injured, affected families and those in attendance. more >>