The Pulse shooting was not a function of Islam, or fundamentalism, or terrorism.
In the early morning of Sunday, June 12th, a terrorist by the name of Omar Mateen stormed into Orlando’s Pulse Nightclub and opened fire on dozens of patrons. Running for their lives, guests tried to escape the terror.
“This is the dirty secret that gun owners know. We know that non-gun owners don’t understand guns. We know that you don’t know how to deter these shootings.”
Since yesterday, these theories are spreading like a virus.
“It seems as if a horrible nightmare as the names on the list are released.”
Yes. I will politicize it. Because we can’t afford not to politicize it. You have made sure of that. So yes, I will take ownership in the attack.
This wasn’t an attack simply on homosexual love, this was an attack on all love. We are all shocked, we are all angry, and saddened, and heartbroken and I wonder why that cannot be enough.
Pray for the victims, but don’t forget to be angry. Not at another group of oppressed individuals, but the people who strip these groups of agency and identity.
I’m ashamed to admit that up until today I was disgusted by Pride parades.
Still wondering why there’s “Gay Pride” parades and festivals??