Gunman Claiming Allegiance to ISIS Kills 50 at Orlando Nightclub
ORLANDO, Fla. — A gunman who pledged allegiance to the Islamic State killed 50 people and wounded 53 in a crowded gay nightclub here early Sunday. The gunman, identified as Omar Mateen, had been investigated twice by the F.B.I. for possible connections to terrorism, the bureau said, but no ties could be confirmed.
I should STFU right now but here I go. Obama's remarks included a call for prayer:
In the coming hours and days, we’ll learn about the victims of this tragedy. Their names. Their faces. Who they were. The joy that they brought to families and to friends, and the difference that they made in this world. Say a prayer for them and say a prayer for their families -- that God give them the strength to bear the unbearable. And that He give us all the strength to be there for them, and the strength and courage to change. We need to demonstrate that we are defined more -- as a country -- by the way they lived their lives than by the hate of the man who took them from us.
First, of course every true Christian will pray for these people.
Second, my guess is that the original draft read something like this:
"I would like all you bigoted haters whose religion does not endorse gay marriage to say a prayer for these victims and their families..."
Cooler heads prevailed.