Pence Tells Grieving Town “Faith is Stronger than Evil”

Religion News Service’s Yonat Shimron and Kimberly Winston report, “Vice President Mike Pence traveled to this rural stretch of Texas to offer prayers and words of comfort to a stricken community three days after a lone gunman killed more than two dozen people during a Sunday morning church service.” During the memorial service on Wednesday, Pence said, “Faith is stronger than evil. Faith is the antidote to fear and despair.” Bernard Cenney, a retired member of the U.S. Army who came to the service, emphasized, “Belief in God is really, really big here and it transcends going to church. There’s this wholesome belief in God and in something greater than us.”

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