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LOVE trumps HATE

I am sure that by now everyone has heard of the tragedy in Orlando. It is on every news station and all over social media. You know, the news about the coward who went into the gay nightclub, Pulse, and killed 49 people, injuring another 53. I have been dealing with such an array of emotions since hearing about what happened. (Many emotions I cannot even quite put into words yet.) Even though I did not know any victim personally, I feel a strong connection to that group deep down in my being. I know I am not the only one, though,  as it isn't just focused on a "group," but on humans, individuals, sons, daughters, mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, friends, etc. 
See, Tina - my wife - and I were enjoying a quick getaway for the weekend. Since we don't break away that often, we joked that we should be adventurous and search for a club to go to... mingle, listen to music, relax. We would have chosen a gay club. Why? Because that is where we could be ourselves. Our guar…