Prayer for Roseburg, Oregon

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ROSEBURG, OR – OCTOBER 03: Dave (L) and Robin Griffiths leave flowers at a memorial along the road to Umpqua Community College on October 3, 2015 in Roseburg, Oregon. On Thursday 26-year-old Chris Harper Mercer went on a shooting rampage on the campus killing nine people and wounding nine others before killing himself. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

On October 1, 2015, 26-year-old Christopher Harper-Mercer shot and killed nine students and one teacher on the campus of Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon.

Students quoted in the media said that the gunman asked his victims, prior to shooting them, whether they were Christians. If they answered,”yes,” he told them, “Good, because you’re a Christian, you are going to see God in just about one second.” He then proceeded to shoot them in the head. Although the gunman shot non-Christians, his online profile showed that he did not like “organized religion,” basically Christianity, according to media reports. Continue reading