On June 17th 2015, suspected gunman Dylann Roof walked into a historical black church in South Carolina. It’s reported that after the bible study ended, he shot and killed 9 church members. It’s also being reported that he allowed a parishioner to live so they could deliver a message.
“I have to do it. You rape our women and you’re taking over our country. And you have to go.”
Understandably this mass shooting is garnering national media attention. Anxious to hear an LGBT perspective or message concerning this atrocity, I looked to mainstream LGBT websites Towleroad, Queerty, The Advocate, Huff Post Gay Voices, GLAAD and the Human Rights Campaign. These all-inclusive “equality preaching, we need justice now, rights for all” websites – at the time of this posting – have made ZERO mentions of the South Carolina church shooting tragedy. Why?
What if one of the all-inclusive LGBT loving churches in this country or a church with an openly gay pastor had been shoot up and 9 attendees died? What if a survivor reported the gunman said before he left the scene of carnage…
“I have to do it. You gays want to get married to each other and your agenda is taking over our country. And you have to go.”
I can only imagine the coverage and responses from these LGBT mainstream sites. Maybe I’m reaching. Do you think their responsibilities and reporting should cover equality and justice pertaining to only LGBT topics? It’s interesting that some of these sites have daily topics that are not exclusively related to LGBT i.e. TV shows, movies, politics, etc.
Either they have forgotten or don’t care that people of color are also a part of the non-heterosexual spectrum.