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Lexington Church Leaders Horrified By Tragedy In Sri Lanka, Holding Onto Faith

Posted at 5:06 PM, Apr 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-21 17:06:04-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) – As millions of Christians around the world are trying to make sense of the tragedy in Sri Lanka, church leaders here in Lexington are horrified by the killings.

Churchgoers we spoke with condemned the attacks, noting that the most joyous time of the year for Christians has now been marred by violence.

The nation’s largest Muslim Civil Rights Organization, CAIR, called the attacks “outrageous and despicable.”

But in the midst of sadness, some are drawing strength from their faith.

“Well, you just have to trust that the lord will keep us intact, that we’ll get through this. Our faith is based in–we have pain in our faith and we have to rise above the pain,” said Deacon James Weathers of St. Peter Clever Church.

Weathers added that his church already has ramped up security measures, in light of the Charleston church shootings several years ago.