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« on: June 19, 2015, 07:09:13 PM »
So unless you've been hiding from the news for the back half of this week, you probably know that a jerk went and shot nine people at a prayer meeting in Emanuel AME (African Methodist Episcopal) Church in Charleston, South Carolina.

My username to the contrary, I more or less grew up in the Charleston area (I split my childhood between there and various parts of my native Arizona), and I may have met one of the victims, because she worked as a librarian at the college (uni to those across the Pond) where I got my bachelor's degree.  The father of a childhood friend attended the church where the shooting took place, although I don't think he was there that night, thank heavens.  (The first I heard of the shooting was my friend posting that her father was okay.)

Please keep the people of Charleston in your prayers/thoughts/whatever as they try to recover from this act of violence and hatred.

(Please do not take this as an invitation to get political.  I know it was a racially motivated hate crime, because the shooter left a victim alive to say his reasons for committing the murders, but in this space, I just want some good energy sent toward the city that is my mom's hometown and more or less my own.)
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Re: Charleston
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2015, 12:06:05 AM »
Angels fly those nine good people to their rest.   :'(  I just feel so heartsick and discouraged by this terrible thing. And yes, extraordinarily angry.  But I'm glad your father's friend is alive and safe, DR.

Lord send strength and comfort to the congregation of the AME Church. And most of all to the families of the victims.  And by extension to the Community of Charleston.

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Re: Charleston
« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2015, 12:24:01 AM »
Thanks, Shiral.
"If having a soul means being able to feel love, loyalty, and gratitude, then animals are better off than a lot of humans."

James Herriot (James Alfred "Alfie" Wight), when a human client asked him if animals have souls.  (I don't remember in which book the story originally appeared.)

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Re: Charleston
« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2015, 02:12:53 AM »
Prayers and blessings for all those touched by this.

And for an end to hate and fear however motivated.





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« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2015, 01:46:49 PM »
Praying for all involved in this tragedy.
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Re: Charleston
« Reply #5 on: June 20, 2015, 07:47:32 PM »
Acts of violence like this should never happen.  My thoughts go out to the victims and their families.
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