I offer our condolences to the Orlando community at this time of its terrible loss. I proclaim solidarity with the entire LGBT Community who, in all parts of the world, still face violence, discrimination, and exclusionary practices.
I mourn with all who mourn the loss of LGBT family members, friends, and loved ones resulting from this tragedy and all previous acts of violence against LGBT people.
I pray that it will end. I pray that Christians everywhere will courageously speak out against all types of mistreatment of LGBT people. I pray in the name of Jesus the Messiah, whose life, death, and resurrection demonstrate the unconditional love of God for every person, each one of us created in God’s own image.