So, I’m watching CNN right now and they are showing all of the victims of the Orlando terrorist attack with a moving song. It is heartbreaking.
I’m a bisexual man, in the closet, so in a way I am part of the LGBT community, in a way I’m not. I wasn’t really moved by the attacks until now. I mean, it’s just sad and not fair.
What happened is absolutely horrible. It wasn’t just LGBT individuals who perished, but others of so many backgrounds and experiences.
Maybe I’m wrong in believing this, and only God knows, but I think that Heaven gained 49 souls. These people were killed, had no way to prepare for their death.
Personally, I believe that people who had died in tragedies - car crashes, mass shootings, bombings etc. get to Heaven.
These people’s lives were cut short. Dozens were killed and injured, but thousands of lives changed. I mean…it’s ridiculous.
There are so many facets of this massacre - race, sexuality, religion, gun control. I don’t know what to blame for this and where to focus my attention. It seems many are focusing on the LGBT aspect of this, which I am conflicted about. Where do Catholicism and social justice meet on this issue?
I am just angry. 49 lives cut short. UGH!