The Point: What the Pulse Night Club Massacre Was

Let’s remember the Pulse Night Club attack for what it really was. For the Colson Center, I’m John Stonestreet with The Point

Last week marked the one-year anniversary of the deadliest terrorist attack on American soil since 9/11: The Pulse nightclub massacre.

And lest we forget, the gunman self-identified as an “Islamic soldier” who had pledged allegiance to the leader of ISIS.

But you’d have a hard time finding any reference to that in last week’s stories. Instead, we read about “the deadliest anti-gay violence in history,” a “mass-shooting,” and the need to protect LGBT people from gun violence.

Now these are all true statements—and all of us should mourn and support every effort to keep this from happening again.

But we have to remember what “this” is—Islamist terrorism, born of an evil, hate-filled ideology. One that, by the way, has a special loathing for homosexuals.

As I said on BreakPoint recently, we have to be able to name evil for what it is if we want to combat it. Especially when we mourn its victims.

 


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