SDA Minister condemns US mass shootings

SDA Minister condemns US mass shootings

Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) Minister, Doctor Franklin Bray, has condemned the mass shootings at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida.

The incident left 49 people dead.

A gunman armed with an assault-type rifle and a handgun opened fire inside the crowded gay club.

It resulted in a hostage standoff that lasted three hours before the shooter was killed in a gunfight with SWAT.

SDA Minister, Doctor Franklin Bray, told the Times  that his heart goes out to the surviving relatives of the persons killed in the mass shooting.

He said the mas shooting should be totally rejected and condemned.

Bray asserted that religion, bigotry and fanaticism should not be used in any way to inflict pain on anyone.

“The balance here should be that people should be able to have differences of opinion, hold different beliefs and co-exist in an environment that makes it conducive for everybody,” the SDA Minister, who is also a Clinical Psychologist, told the Times.

He said whether a person is gay, bi-sexual, transgender or heterosexual, it does not give an individual a right to walk into a place and commit murder whether from a religious or moral standpoint.

“All of those people should have been respected whether one held their view or not. They need to have been respected as human beings,” Bray declared.

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  1. David
    June 13, 2016 at 6:36 pm Reply

    Sometimes, I really wonder if those Pastors really worth anyone’s times?
    Go to bed Bray. And stick your hypocritical self in a dungeon somewhere.

    1. intrigued
      June 13, 2016 at 6:55 pm Reply

      David, what would want to make you spew such vitriol at the pastor? I’m thinking that whether you liked him or not, what he said was sound.

  2. Galaxy Max
    June 13, 2016 at 8:22 pm Reply

    Bray looks creepy!

  3. Fiona
    June 14, 2016 at 3:53 am Reply

    Bray, the families will not hire you in any physiological manner, you look more like you need a shrink, you are a so called pastor leaving in fear, you cannot express the truth of different sexual orientation.

    People should respect people always, but there is a Right way and a wrong way for everything, just like following the supreme one , God, or the devil, there are two paths they are not the same, one is good the other is evil, you cannot be in but he sides, because if you are, you are a hypocrite.

    Pray for the souls of the departed, and for the soles of the ones who are heading down that pathway.

  4. believe me
    June 15, 2016 at 7:07 am Reply

    We have this rape issue here in st.lucia, I don’t see u you discussing it in the media…..but you are very much concerned about what’s taking place miles away across the ocean….. most of you so called pastors are just hypocritical….I wouldn’t waste my time

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