Wednesday, June 15, 2016

They Did Not Reap What They Sowed — We All Did

‘In silence we are just as guilty as those who use the alphabet of bigotry to create an environment in which it is permissible for some to repress minority groups’ 

As the world tries to make sense of the massacre of 49 innocent individuals at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, earlier this week, the global outpouring of support for the community, the victims and their families has been heartwarming. Sadly, in a time that calls for us to transcend our differences, there are still voices — a minority no doubt, but they are nonetheless heard — that seek to divide, to blame, and to hurt. 

Hours after the Sunday morning shooting, Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick in his great wisdom explained to all of us why 49 people had been slaughtered and dozens injured: “Do not be deceived. God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows,” he wrote on his personal Twitter account. 

My article, published today in The News Lens International, continues here.

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