The body of Clementa Pinckney, pastor of Emanuel AME Church and a South Carolina state senator, is resting in the Statehouse Rotunda Wednesday. Pinkney, 41, was among nine people killed in last week’s massacre at the historic Charleston church.
A second viewing of Pinckney will take place Thursday morning at St. John African Methodist Episcopal Church in his Senate district, and Thursday night at Emanuel AME where he was pastor, and where he was slain. President Barack Obama is scheduled to deliver the eulogy at Pinckney’s funeral Friday morning at the College of Charleston. http://goo.gl/mcgRjR
Not long after the tragedy, a tidal wave of protests was unleashed when pictures surfaced of the gunman posing with a Confederate flag. The backlash prompted state lawmakers to approve a measure Tuesday to debate removing the Confederate symbol from state grounds. Other states are considering similar measures to the one in South Carolina. And major retailers like Walmart, Amazon, and eBay will no longer sell items displaying the flag.
Meanwhile, the church’s new pastor says it will resume its Wednesday Bible study, just one week after the tragedy.
VERSE: “Let everything that has breath praise the LORD” Psalm 150
QUOTE: “A person who loves his job, will never work a day in his life.”
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