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Citywide Prayer Service Held in Orlando

  • Veronica Neffinger
    Religious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
  • 2016 Jun 15
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A citywide prayer event was held in Orlando, FL after a shooter targeted a gay nightclub early Sunday morning, killing 49 people and wounding over 50 others.


CNN released a list of names of the victims yesterday (June 14). At the prayer event, each victim’s name was read from a pulpit and a bell was rung after each name. reports that Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer thanked local clergy for bringing the community together at this great time of need.


Other leaders at the event included Pastor Joel Hunter and Victoria Kirby York of the National LGBTQ Task Force.


York said that she appreciated the churches coming together for the event because many LGBTQ people have not experienced love and care from churches.


“Far too many have never witnessed a sight like this: a church where they can come, be prayed over and not be forced to change who they are or who they love.”


Many other Christian leaders have responded to the shooting on social media, exhorting Christians to show love to their gay and Muslim neighbors.



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Publication date: June 15, 2016