Each week the Orlando Sentinel asks two questions of 100 community leaders in Central Florida. Those with access to the online Sentinel can read all of this week’s 100-word responses when there are published online, usually Saturday. For those without access, my responses are below. Selected responses appear in the Sunday edition while the on-line comments are available a day or two before.
What was the biggest story of the week?
This week, I feel in love with angel wings. Such a beautiful symbol that love can overcome hate. They not only kept WBC out of view at local Pulse funerals, they then flew to Columbus, OH, where the annual General Assembly of Unitarian Universalist Association was meeting. Because of our historic stand in support of LGBT+ justice, WBC had announced plans to protest our gathering as well. The angels made short work of their visit and then flew back to Orlando to stand, with a total assembly of 50, around the Sennef Plaza as beautiful witness to lives lost.
What will be the biggest story in the coming week?
A coalition of community groups and leaders, led by the League of Women Voters, sent a letter, which I signed, to the Florida legislature, calling for a special session to pass responsible gun legislation in the wake of the Pulse tragedy. The letter asks that this session be called by July 4. The news to watch is whether the Legislature will act on the clear will of the people or continue to ignore it. It is time we take all guns out the hands of some people and some guns out of the hands of all people.
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