A sermon in response to Orlando — June 19, 2016


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Brentwood Christian Church

“Good Religion Provides a Prophetic Voice”
Amos 5:21-24

By Emily Bowen-Marler

Audio via YouTube

Last week, I stood before you during our time of prayer shaking as I shared the updated news that there were not 20 people killed in the gay night club in the wee hours of Sunday morning as originally reported, but 49 people killed. 49 people killed by a hate-filled man wielding a semi-automatic rifle. A self-radicalized man who proclaimed allegiance to ISIS right before the attack, but who was an American citizen, born in New York and living in Florida.

I must confess, this has been a hard week to get any work done. I spent a great deal of time pouring over my newsfeed, reading the reflections of my friends and family in the LGBTQ community, listening to their anguish and fear and desperate attempts to choose love in the face of such hatred…

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