I'd like to take just a moment of your time, please. I know you've had a busy day. This won't take long.
I'd like to bring your attention to the nine people who were shot and killed in the Emanuel African Methodist Church Wednesday night.
I do not want to talk about race, racism or the divide that exists in this country.
I do not want to talk about the perpetrator.
I do not want to talk about the media's portrayal of this event.
There will be plenty of time for all of these discussions later.
I'd like to focus, just for a moment, on nine people who had gathered to preach and hear the word of God who senselessly lost their lives. I would like to focus on the family members who're left to pick up the pieces, the ones who must be suffering greatly even as this plays out on TV.
I would like to take just a quick moment and offer a prayer, positive thought, or whatever you may be comfortable with for the souls of those lost and their families.
Ethel Lee Lance.
Daniel Simmons Sr.
Depayne Middleton Doctor.
Once again; this moment is not about race, perpetration, or any of that. Right here, right now, I'm simply asking you to take one moment and send a prayer/positive thought/good vibe up for the families who're picking up the pieces in the aftermath of this violence.
Just one moment.
Have a good night.