Pulse Massacre

Metal Detectors For San Francisco Pride

From the San Francisco Chronicle: San Francisco public safety officials are taking no chances with this weekend’s Pride celebration after an attack this month at a gay nightclub in Orlando in which 49 people were massacred. For the first time, there will be metal detectors — a combination of walk-through machines and handheld wands — at all entry points to …

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WHAT MASSACRE? Senate Rejects Democratic Bill Banning Sale Of Guns To Suspected Terrorists

From the Associated Press: A divided Senate blocked rival election-year plans to curb guns Monday, eight days after the horror of Orlando’s mass shooting intensified pressure on lawmakers to act but knotted them in gridlock anyway — even over restricting firearms for terrorists. In largely party-line votes, senators rejected one proposal from each side to keep extremists from acquiring guns …

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Christian Pastor On Orlando: I Hope God Finishes The Job And Kills Those Queers Still In The Hospital

Via Raw Story: Pastor Donnie Romero of Stedfast Baptist Church in Fort Worth told his flock he agrees “100 percent” with Baptist Pastor Roger Jimenez, who made news with his sermon advocating that the government should use a firing squad to “blow their brains out.” “These 50 sodomites are all perverts and pedophiles, and they are the scum of the …

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SACRAMENTO: Hundreds Protest Christian Pastor Who Called For Shooting Gays In The Head [VIDEO]

From the Sacramento Bee: More than 500 people gathered early Sunday morning outside the Sacramento church where last week a pastor gave an inflammatory sermon praising the massacre of LGBT people in an Orlando nightclub. Chants of “Love conquers hate” rang out when worshippers walked down the police-protected entrance to Verity Baptist church in an office park on Northgate Boulevard. …

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NRA Head Wayne LaPierre Slams “Politically Correct” Feds For Taking Pulse Killer Off Watch List [VIDEO]

And the NRA bears no responsibility for putting that assault weapon in his hands. CBS News reports: Appearing on “Face the Nation” Sunday, National Rifle Association Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre blamed a “politically correct” federal government for the fact that the Orlando nightclub massacre gunman was taken off an FBI watch list. He also said Americans need to be …

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Stars Of Broadway Unite For Orlando Charity Single: What The World Needs Now Is Love [VIDEO]

I can’t even imagine how many Tonys this ensemble has between them.  Via Playbill: Broadway’s biggest stars united to raise their voices in support of the victims and those wounded in the Orlando shooting massacre, the worst in U.S. history, that took place at Pulse nightclub June 12—an act that targeted LGBTQ individuals and their allies. The new benefit single, …

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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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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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