Looked at my phone and saw a missed call from my best guy friend, Jecoby, at 4 something in the morning. It was kind of weird to get a call from him that late at night so I knew it had to be important.
On the news there are reports of a mass shooting in Orlando at Pulse, a LGBT night club.
I got so scared that Jecoby or one of his friends had been hurt. I called him to see if him and his friends were okay. He told me that he was in that area and almost went to that club, but didn’t. I was so relieved. He also told me some of his friends planned on going but didn’t.
I went to UCF in Orlando and a lot friends that still live there. It is bittersweet. Happy to hear they are okay. Sad to hear that their community has been shaken.
It is so sad to hear how many lives were lost for no fault of their own. Young people just enjoying the company of their friends that won’t be able to see their loved ones again, because of someone else’s hate.
Terrorists are targeting people that really can’t defend themselves. They go after people at cafes and churches instead of fighting armed forces in actual combat. Why ruin so many people’s lives? Why terrorize people that have already been through so much? Why go after innocent people?
Everyone has a gay or lesbian family member, friend or co-worker. They are people too. They should be able to the same rights as everyone else. They should be able to go to work, enjoy the company of their friends and live their lives to the fullest. They should be able to experience joy without the fear of being attacked.
This is not about politics. This is about humanity.
No matter the reasoning, ethnicity or religion of the attacker acts of terror are WRONG.
Please pray for Orlando.