Wisconsin Family Council joins with those around the world in expressing our sorrow and deep sympathies, and extending our prayers for the families of those who were senselessly murdered in the Orlando terrorist attack, as well as for those who were injured and whose lives are mercifully spared.
We denounce violence of any kind and most particularly that perpetrated by Islamic jihadists who are bent on destroying our way of life and far more tragically our citizens.
As our colleague at the Florida Family Policy Council (whose offices are located very near the bar where the shooting happened), John Stemberger, so poignantly put it,
“The people shot by the Islamic jihadist were sons and daughters, mothers and fathers. They were citizens and workers. They were precious souls. Most importantly they were people who were made in the image and likeness of God himself. They were image bearers of the Creator and worthy of dignity, value, and respect.”
This is an unspeakable crime. It is a powerful reminder of the depths of depravity that can consume a human being.
We commend to you during this very difficult time this response written by Dr. Russell Moore, President of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention: “Can We Still Weep Together after Orlando?”
~Wisconsin Family Council Board & Staff