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Moderator Calls for 'Fight Against the Hate'

Friday June 17

The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland has called on the church and its members to 'fight against the hate' that lay behind yesterday's murder of Jo Cox MP, and the mass shooting in Orlando last weekend.

The Rt Rev Dr Russell Barr, writing on his Facebook page, reflected on the statement of Jo Cox's husband, Brendan, following her death.

Dr Barr said: "While I imagine many MPs and their families are feeling worried and  vulnerable today, having spoken with and listened to people from the LGBT community in Scotland I am aware how vulnerable they are also feeling in light of what happened in Florida.
"Brendan Cox is right and whether it is as individuals or as a church we need to fight against the hate that targets and kills people because of their gender or colour or race or sexual orientation or political views.
"Sadly nothing any of us can say or do will bring back Jo Cox or the people killed in Orlando but what we can do is to name the hatred for what it is and work and pray to eradicate it."

Read the Moderator's full statement here.


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