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Monday, June 13, 2016

Reader's Diary #1322- Melanie Carstens: Let Us Pray


This weekend's tragic news out of Orlando comes as a terrible reminder that for the LGBTQ+ community there is still much, much, much more progress to be had. It also comes as a wake up call that for many, religion and LGBTQ+ rights do not mix and when they clash, it's bound to get ugly, horrifically so.

In Melanie Carstens' "Let Us Pray" there may not be the death toll of Orlando, or any death toll at all, but it's still a tragedy. Carstens ultimately does a wondrous job of doubling down on the impact as one character, who seems to initially symbolize hope, is snatched away.


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