One more time, the specter of tragedy has struck America. One more time, senseless terror has played out for all to see, and the escalation of horrific details stunned and repulsed our nation. And though the carnage in Orlando was 1,800 miles away from Colorado Springs, the shock waves of outrage and grief engulfed us all.
Our response is documenting the reaction in our corner of the world, from the area's most prominent gay pastor (Rev. Nori Rost) to our political martyr for gun-control causes (former state Sen. John Morse), covering our version of a solidarity vigil and hearing from everyday people. Just a snapshot, but our goal is simply to preserve how the nightmare in Orlando has left its imprint on Colorado Springs. We are honored to share the elegant wisdom in our midst.
We mourn, we shudder, we scream in silent anguish. And we embrace one hope — that perhaps this will be the travesty that shakes America to its senses. Because if not, we realize now, these acts of hate will only become worse. And worse.