Pulse Massacre

ORLANDO: Major League Soccer Pays Tribute To Pulse Victims In Emotional Ceremony [VIDEO]

From Orlando’s NBC affiliate: Saturday’s Orlando City’s soccer match served as much more than a sporting event. Team officials dedicated it to the 49 people killed and 53 others injured in last week’s mass shooting at the Pulse nightclub. During the 49th-minute of the match, play stopped for a moment of silence. It was a first for Major League Soccer. ...

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Tennessee Church On Orlando Massacre: God’s Wrath Is About To Start Falling Down On The Gays [VIDEO]

From a Tennessee NBC affiliate: A local church displayed a message targeting the LGBT community following the largest mass shooting in U.S. history, nearly a week ago. Three days ago Pastor Jesse price of Beech Cliff Pentecostal Holiness Church put a message on the church’s sign that alliances of the LGBT community say condemn the gay community. However, the pastor ...

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TAMPA: Pro Baseball Pays Tribute To Orlando Victims With Player Messages & Rainbow Flag [VIDEO]

From the Washington Post: The Tampa Bay Rays wore “Orlando” patches and Orlando Rays hats to honor the Orlando shooting victims Friday night. (Chris O’Meara/Associated Press) The Tampa Bay Rays and San Francisco Giants honored the victims of last weekend’s shooting at Orlando’s Pulse nightclub during pride night Friday at Tropicana Field. The Rays sported hats of the Orlando Rays, ...

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Obama Urges Parents To Show Unconditional Love To Their Children In Message On Orlando [VIDEO]

President Obama today issued a video message on the Orlando terror attack in which he urges parents to show unconditional love to their children. From the transcript provided by the White House: It’s been less than a week since the deadliest mass shooting in American history. And foremost in all of our minds has been the loss and the grief ...

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FLORIDA: Christian Public Employee Says “Unbearable” Rainbow Flag Creates Hostile Work Environment

From the Tampa Bay Times: A pride flag waving outside the Hillsborough County center was meant to be a sign of respect and remembrance for the victims of the shooting at an LGBT nightclub in Orlando. But just a day after it was raised, Commissioner Stacy White said it may be offending Christian employees and questioned whether it should be ...

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Sarah Palin: Obama Is A Special Kind Of Stupid

From Sarah Palin’s Facebook page: OBAMA IS A SPECIAL KIND OF STUPID. Enough is enough, Mr. President. There’s no “due respect” due you after pulling this stunt. Exploiting a sick, evil, ideological-driven attack on Americans to further your twisted anti-Second Amendment mission is disgusting. Today you’re demanding an “explanation” from law abiding gun owners, but not demanding the same from ...

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Rick Scott Unswayed On Guns After Pulse Massacre: The Second Amendment Never Killed Anyone [VIDEO]

The most deadly mass shooting in the history of the United States hasn’t changed Rick Scott’s mind about the easy availability of assault weapons. Politico reports: The Republican governor of the state that saw 49 lives taken and another 53 people injured Sunday during a shooting rampage inside an LGBT nightclub has been meeting with families of victims but said ...

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SACRAMENTO: Church Members Laugh And Wave As Protesters Shout At Christian Pastor Who Called For Shooting Gays In The Head [VIDEO]

From Sacramento’s NBC affiliate: About 100 people protested Wednesday night outside of a Sacramento Baptist church after a pastor praised the Orlando mass shooting during his sermon. It was supposed to be a silent protest, but dozens of people shouted and sang as parishioners, with Bibles in hand, tried to make their way through the crowd. Yellow tape and Sacramento ...

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#ShootBack Signs Appear Across West Hollywood

The Los Angeles Times reports: Stickers and posters featuring a rainbow-colored version of the Gadsden flag and the hashtag #ShootBack were raising eyebrows in West Hollywood on Thursday morning in the wake of the massacre at a gay nightclub in Florida. The signage was affixed to electric boxes, light poles, trash cans and other fixtures near West Hollywood City Hall, ...

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Gays Vs The NRA: 50 LGBT Groups Sign Pledge To Back Gun Control Reform Legislation (But Not HRC)

In the wake of the Orlando nightclub massacre, a coalition of 50 groups – most of them LGBT – have signed onto a pledge to pressure lawmakers to enact gun control reform measures. Conspicuously absent from the list of signatories is the Human Rights Campaign. Chris Johnson reports at the Washington Blade: The organizations issue the joint statement as congressional ...

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CALIFORNIA: Two Active-Duty US Marines Investigated For Facebook Terror Threat Against Gay Bars

From the Marine Corps Times: Two active-duty Marines are under investigation in connection to a social media post purportedly threatening to attack gay bars following Sunday’s deadly mass shooting in Florida. The California-based I Marine Expeditionary Force launched a command investigation after a photo surfaced on social media showing a corporal in uniform holding a rifle with his finger near ...

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ORLANDO: Obama Meets With Victims’ Families, Slams GOP Over Easy Access To Assault Weapons [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: President Obama pleaded with lawmakers to take action to prevent gun violence after meeting with families of the victims of Sunday’s mass shooting in Orlando. The president pledged to be “relentless” in going after international terrorist groups but said passing new gun laws is a crucial step in preventing “homegrown” attacks like the massacre at a gay ...

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ORLANDO: Major League Soccer Franchise Dedicates Upcoming Match To Pulse Massacre Victims, Permanent Rainbow Seating Memorial To Be Built At New Stadium

From the website of Major League Soccer: In the wake of the mass shooting that killed 49 people at a gay nightclub in Orlando early Sunday morning, Orlando City SC announced Tuesday that they are dedicating Saturday’s match against the San Jose Earthquakes at Camping World Stadium to #OrlandoUnited efforts. Orlando players will wear special patches and t-shirts during pregame ...

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Sen. John McCain: President Obama Is “Directly Responsible” For The Pulse Nightclub Massacre

From the Associated Press: Republican Sen. John McCain said Thursday that President Barack Obama is “directly responsible” for the mass shooting in Orlando, Florida, because Obama has allowed the growth of the Islamic State group on his watch. McCain, who lost to Obama in the 2008 presidential election, made the comment to reporters Thursday while Obama was in Orlando visiting ...

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Broadway Cares Donates $150K To Pulse Funds

Via press release: Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS announced today that $150,000 will be donated on behalf of the Broadway community and all Broadway Cares supporters to three service organizations in central Florida committed to reaching out and providing emergency assistance to the victims of the Pulse nightclub mass shooting, and their families and friends. “Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS historically has ...

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LIVE VIDEO: President Obama Arrives In Orlando To Console Families Of Pulse Massacre Victims

President Obama is due to arrive shortly in Orlando where he will console the families of the Pulse massacre victims and meet with first responders. Florida Gov. Rick Scott is expected to meet the president when he exits Air Force One. Embedded below is a live stream of the president’s visit and I may switch this stream out if necessary.

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NBCUniversal Donates $1 Million In Memory Of Six Staffers Slain In Pulse Nightclub Massacre

From NBCUniversal CEO Steve Burke’s internal email to employees: It has been a heartbreaking week for our nation and for each of us as members of the NBCUniversal family. On Monday, I shared with you that two employees, Luis Vielma and Jonathan Camuy, died in the incomprehensible tragedy in Orlando. Sadly, we now know that four additional people associated with ...

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Melissa Etheridge Releases Chilling Song Pulse Dedicated To Orlando Massacre Victims [VIDEO]

Rolling Stone reports: “I’m dealing with it the way I deal, which is, I wrote a song,” she said. “I just sat here, and I just started writing a song… That’s how I first started to cope because, as a singer songwriter, I feel very… I’ve done this before. I feel called to speak; to do what musicians do. We’ve ...

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The Boston Globe Calls Out Six Senators Who Could Help Swing Tide On Gun Control: MAKE IT STOP

From the Boston Globe: Greed, legislative cowardice, advanced technology — that is how we got here. The United States has been pummeled by gun violence since the assault weapons ban expired in 2004. This year, mass shootings have already claimed 61 lives. One class of gun, semiautomatic rifles, is largely responsible. But this nation cannot be a hostage of fear. ...

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ORLANDO: Hundreds Form Human Chain Links To Block Westboro Baptist From Funerals For Pulse Victims

As funerals for the dozens of Pulse massacre victims take place across the Orlando area, hundreds of residents are turning out to form human chain links to block Westboro Baptist Church from being seen by mourners. Immediately upon news of the shooting, Westboro issued a press release declaring their intent to go to Orlando. They’ve not yet been spotted, but ...

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