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July 3, 2012


At Least 15 Die in Kenya Church Attacks

While this pales in comparison to the persecution in the Episcopal Church of gays, lesbians, bisexuals, queers, transgendered, and whatever the lower-case “i” stands for, it does deserve at least a mention:

At 10:30 a.m. Sunday, four gunmen attacked the African Inland Church in Garissa, an outpost town in the arid flatlands near the border with Somalia. Kenyan police officials said the gunmen had hurled two grenades into the church and shot and killed two police officers who had been posted at the church’s door because of several recent attacks in Garissa.

The gunmen then fired the police officers’ high-powered assault rifles at worshipers pouring out of the church in a desperate stampede. Witnesses said at least 15 people had been killed and as many as 50 wounded. The local media showed scenes of bloody bodies sprawled under the church’s pews.

About the same time, two other assailants hurled grenades into a Roman Catholic church in Garissa, wounding three people.


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Prayers.  How awful.

[1] Posted by B. Hunter on 7-3-2012 at 01:14 PM · [top]

Does the “i” now stand for “Islamists?”

[2] Posted by Jeffersonian on 7-3-2012 at 02:12 PM · [top]

How coarse have we become when news like this is preceded by a poke-of-an-elbow at the Episcopal Church?

I have been struck lately by how often death and destruction, and even child sexual molestation, are used in set-up lines for what is offered as humor.

[3] Posted by JuliaMarks on 7-3-2012 at 02:44 PM · [top]

How sad that the Episcopal church has become such a joke that all too many such tragedies are pushed to the side while the leadership seeks to defend the latest cultural surge.

Sometimes humor and sarcasm are all we have to keep us from falling to the ground and crying uncontrollably.  As a cradle Episcopalian, I can speak with authority on that subject.

[4] Posted by Jackie on 7-3-2012 at 04:53 PM · [top]

I hear you, Jackie.  Same here.  The real persecution for which people die because of their fait is totally being ignored by TEC. And that is the way they like it!

[5] Posted by SC blu cat lady on 7-6-2012 at 01:01 PM · [top]

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