This feels like the right time to write something profound about the tragedy where 49 people had lost their lives in a shooting at an Orlando nightclub.
But we're lacking something profound, and we don't feel like it's time for us to weigh in on a solution. We're lacking something profound because it still seems unfathomable that people would be targeted in 2016 for a sexual orientations.
National media outlets and people on Facebook have been quick to weigh in on what should be done, so there is plenty of politics to be had regarding the issue; however instead of proposing a solution, we're going to remind you about the people who lost their lives. A list of the 49 people killed can be found on and on the front page of this newspaper.
The local LGBTQA support group "Out in Lebanon" hosted a somber candlelight vigil as a way to remember those victims. The community of Lebanon came together to support those who were targeted because of their sexual orientation. There was a strong community showing for that event.
As the politics about gun control, mental health and any other political discussion continue to evolve, remember what caused this political discussion: The 49 people, plus the other injured victims, who were targeted victims just of because who they were.