Lincoln Vigil Spreads Love, Not Hate
The recent crime of hate, has left pain in the Lincoln community. Video by kmtv.comvideo
The recent crime of hate, has left pain in the Lincoln community.
"The gay and lesbian community, suddenly felt exposed and fearful, so we're trying to surround them with love."
A woman says three masked men attacked her early Sunday morning. They tied her up and carved homophobic slurs into her arm, then tried setting her house on fire.
"I was heartbroken that something like that could happen in our city."
Police are investigating the act, as a hate crime.
At First-Plymouth Congregational Church, people are responding to the hate, with love.
"There are particular people that have been hurt with whatever has taken place. There are people that are hurting and we're trying to respond to that."
Hundreds sit inside, spreading peace through song, and words of comfort.
"Such a horrible act, but there's been an enormous outpouring of love and support. From allies, from the community, and you know we're all here together just because we're supposed to be human, and nice to each other."
Embracing their differences and trying to forward, with respect and love.