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Christian Leaders Respond to Deadly Las Vegas Shooting

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  • 2017 Oct 02

At least 50 people were killed and 200 injured were injured at a shooting that took place at a concert at the Mandalay Bay casino in Las Vegas on October 1. This horrific shooting is the deadliest in U.S. history.

In the wake of this tragedy, Christian leaders have called for prayer, shared their empathy with the victims and their families, and spoken about actions to be taken to prevent such tragedies from occuring again.


Author and speaker Beth Moore tweeted: 


Author Bob Goff tweeted: 


Journalist Jonathan Merritt tweeted:


Southern Baptist leader Russell Moore tweeted:


The Rev. Franklin Graham tweeted:


Pastor Craig Groeschel tweeted:



Ethics and Religious Liberty Commision leader Daniel Darling tweeted: 


Writer and speaker Rachel Held Evans reflected on the impact of this shooting in light of other similar U.S. tragedies:



Join us, as well as these Christian leaders, in praying for Las Vegas. 


Photo:  A cowboy hat lays in the street after shots were fired near a country music festival on October 1, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. A gunman has opened fire on a music festival in Las Vegas, leaving at least 20 people dead and more than 100 injured. Police have confirmed that one suspect has been shot. The investigation is ongoing.

Photo courtesy: David Becker/Getty Images

Publication date: October 2, 2017