Windy City Media Group Frontpage News
Celebrating 30 Years of Gay Lesbian Bisexual and Trans News
home search facebook twitter join
Gay News Sponsor Windy City Times 2019-04-10
DOWNLOAD ISSUE
About WCMG Publications News Index  Entertainment Features Bars & Clubs Calendar Videos Advertisers OUT! Guide    Marriage

Sponsor
Sponsor
Sponsor

  WINDY CITY TIMES

Groups respond to Tree of Life shootings
2018-10-28

facebook twitter google +1 reddit email


National LGBTQ Task Force Condemns the Anti-Semitic Attack at the Tree of Life Synagogue

WASHINGTON-DC: On the anti-Semitic attack at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh today, National LGBTQ Task Force Executive Director Rea Carey said:

"Today, the National LGBTQ Task Force joins others in outrage and heartbreak at the attack on the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh. The attack on Jews, particularly during Sabbath worship, is horrific and unconscionable. Our hearts are with the victims, their families, and community. We condemn this attack. Whether at the hand of a shooter, or from the mouth of Trump and other elected officials, anti-Semitism and defense of white supremacy is unacceptable. We will continue the work to ensure that all people can worship, and that all people can be who they are without fear of violence."

From Illinois Holocaust Museum

Dear Community Members,

We are saddened by the senseless terrorist attack at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh. It feels like we are living in a nightmare, grieving for the victims and their families. We are sorry for them, and we are sorry for our nation. Horrific acts of antisemitism and other forms of bigotry and hatred, for example, the domestic terror massacre at Mother Emmanuel Church, are increasingly scarring our country and world. They are pure evil, perpetrated by evil and stoked by evil, hateful rhetoric.

One of the few things that can offer solace at these dark moments is coming together as a community. The Museum family has received caring messages of support and solidarity from DuSable Museum, The Muslim Community Center Interfaith and Outreach Committee, Syria Faith Initiative, and more.

While answers feel elusive, we must fight this evil together. We must redouble our efforts as a community, nation and world to find our common ground and recognize our common humanity. We must hold accountable those who speak of the "other" and disparage groups of our fellow human beings.

Words matter, and those in positions of power must wield them thoughtfully and as tools to repair our world. We can and we must use our voices and our privileges as citizens to demand leaders who help us create peaceful communities built not on hate but on tolerance and mutual respect and who help us work towards the day when never again is a reality.

Fritzie Fritzshall, President Illinois Holocaust Museum

Susan Abrams, CEO Illinois Holocaust Museum

From the Chicago Coalition of Welcoming Churches:

The Chicago Coalition of Welcoming Churches (CCWC) denounces in the strongest possible terms the violence and loss of life perpetrated Saturday morning at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh. All forms of antisemitism are an affront to humanity and must be rejected. As a collaboration of more than 80 churches and other ministries which welcome and affirm people of all sexual orientations and gender identities, we proclaim all houses of worships must be free from violence and places of peaceful gathering open to all. We morn with all the Children of Abraham, all faith traditions, and those with no religious affiliation the lives lost. We also stand particularly with Jewish members of the LGBTQ community as they grieve.

All member congregations of the CCWC are supported in their own statements regarding this tragedy.

Facebook: www.facebook.com/144409412254697/posts/2472434942785454/ .


facebook twitter google +1 reddit email





Windy City Media Group does not approve or necessarily agree with the views posted below.
Please do not post letters to the editor here. Please also be civil in your dialogue.
If you need to be mean, just know that the longer you stay on this page, the more you help us.


  ARTICLES YOU MIGHT LIKE

Gay News

Foxx reveals thoughts in Smollett case emails 2019-04-17 - Thousands of emails and other communications revealed that Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx was involved in the Jussie Smollett case—even after she ...


Gay News

Trans singer songwriter Shea Diamond video supports HRC "Americans for the Equality Act" campaign 2019-04-16 - WASHINGTON — Today, the Human Rights Campaign ( HRC ), the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer ( LGBTQ ) civil ...


Gay News

WORLD Mexican marriage bill, Luxembourg PM, China watching Buttigieg 2019-04-16 - In a secret ballot, the plenary of the Yucatan state congress in Mexico voted against a marriage-equality bill that was forwarded by a ...


Gay News

NATIONAL Child-abuse bill, anti-trans attacks, Ariz. HIV/AIDS bill, Michigan gym 2019-04-16 - U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine ( D-Virginia ) introduced legislation for the first time ever that seeks to protect LGBT kids from child abuse, ...


Gay News

Supreme Court denies appeal for gay man on death row 2019-04-16 - In an action one civil rights lawyer called "a deeply disturbing message about the value placed on LGBTQ lives," the U.S. Supreme Court ...


Gay News

Anti-trans District 211 lawsuit dropped 2019-04-16 - Long-running litigation involving public-accommodations access for transgender students in the Northwest suburbs came to a seeming end April 15, when U.S. District Judge ...


Gay News

Bon Foster gala April 18 2019-04-15 - The Bon Foster gala—Lambda Legal's annual civil-rights celebration—will take place Thursday, April 18, 6-10 p.m., at Morgan Manufacturing, 401 N. Morgan St. There ...


Gay News

Non-binary license option passes House 2019-04-14 - House Bill 3534—a measure that allows people to identify themselves as neither male nor female on their driver's licenses—passed the Illinois House on ...


Gay News

Flyers about murder victim distributed in Lake View 2019-04-13 - Cook County Crime Stoppers distributed flyers April 13 in Chicago's Lake View neighborhood concerning the murder of Kevin Clewer. On March 24, 2004, ...


Gay News

Williams Institute: LGB inclusive nations enjoy higher GDP per capita than previously thought 2019-04-12 - AMHERST, Mass. — A new study published by researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Leiden University, Netherlands and Rutgers University has found ...


 



Copyright © 2019 Windy City Media Group. All rights reserved.
Reprint by permission only. PDFs for back issues are downloadable from
our online archives. Single copies of back issues in print form are
available for $4 per issue, older than one month for $6 if available,
by check to the mailing address listed below.

Return postage must accompany all manuscripts, drawings, and
photographs submitted if they are to be returned, and no
responsibility may be assumed for unsolicited materials.
All rights to letters, art and photos sent to Nightspots
(Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago
Gay and Lesbian News and Feature Publication) will be treated
as unconditionally assigned for publication purposes and as such,
subject to editing and comment. The opinions expressed by the
columnists, cartoonists, letter writers, and commentators are
their own and do not necessarily reflect the position of Nightspots
(Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago Gay,
Lesbian, Bisexual and Transegender News and Feature Publication).

The appearance of a name, image or photo of a person or group in
Nightspots (Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times
(a Chicago Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender News and Feature
Publication) does not indicate the sexual orientation of such
individuals or groups. While we encourage readers to support the
advertisers who make this newspaper possible, Nightspots (Chicago
GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago Gay, Lesbian
News and Feature Publication) cannot accept responsibility for
any advertising claims or promotions.

 

 

 

TRENDINGBREAKINGPHOTOS

Sponsor
Sponsor
Sponsor
Sponsor
Sponsor


 



About WCMG Publications News Index  Entertainment Features Bars & Clubs Calendar Videos Advertisers OUT! Guide    Marriage


About WCMG      Contact Us      Online Front  Page      Windy City  Times      Nightspots      OUT! Guide     
Identity      BLACKlines      En La Vida      Archives      Subscriptions      Distribution      Windy City Queercast     
Queercast Archives      Advertising  Rates      Deadlines      Advanced Search     
Press  Releases      Event Photos      Join WCMG  Email List      Email Blast     
Upcoming Events      Todays Events      Ongoing Events      Post an Event      Bar Guide      Community Groups      In Memoriam      Outguide Categories      Outguide Advertisers      Search Outguide      Travel      Dining Out      Blogs      Spotlight  Video     
Classifieds      Real Estate      Place a  Classified     

Windy City Media Group publishes Windy City Times,
The Bi-Weekly Voice of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Trans Community.
5315 N. Clark St. #192, Chicago, IL 60640-2113 • PH (773) 871-7610 • FAX (773) 871-7609.