Stock-taking times: Religion’s role in Orlando massacre | Daily Maverick

In yet another senseless shooting spree, the biggest in US history, 49 people have lost their lives in Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida. In the early hours of Sunday morning Omar Mateen opened fire on those who were dancing the night away. IS claimed responsibility for the killing. In the aftermath of the killing a number of religious people took to social media to condemn homosexuality. Appallingly, one called it “good news”. Guns and terrorism will, no doubt, be debated in the coming days and weeks. But what role does religion play in the persecution and suffering of gay people? By RUSSELL POLLITT.

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