I was going to wait till later next week to do this again, but I think we all need this now. In fact, I’m thinking of making it a semi-regular thing.

Here are two heartwarming interfaith stories of Muslim-Christian solidarity, in rural Pakistan and Texas, no less.

Via the Guardian, here is a nice roundup of all the ways in which acceptance of same sex relationships has dramatically improved across the country over the last few years.

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A look at how even the evangelical Christian community is (in some places) slowly becoming more accepting of LGBTQ people.

All of this is in no way meant to deflect from coverage of the shooting itself.

It’s only that, when it comes to there shooting itself, I don’t have any words. I am officially all out of words to discuss that.