Four days ago, police say a Lincoln woman was brutally attacked because of her sexual orientation. Wednesday night, a community came together with a main theme of embracing love not hate.
It was a service of solidarity.
The message was quiet and clear: everybody should just love everybody.
Around 400 friends, allies and supporters of last weekend's assault victim and the entire LGBT Community gathered at First Plymouth Congregational Church Wednesday.
Police say 3 men broke into the woman's home early Sunday, tied her up, and carved derogatory words into her arms and stomach. And then set fire to her kitchen, all because she's a lesbian.
To help spread their anti-hate message, those in attendance worshiped, wrote notes of encouragement and anti-discrimination, and then they walked.
In silence, and in prayer, supporters took to the streets just blocks from where the assault occurred, hoping, they say, to show the entire town, state and country that even after a terrible tragedy, love will find a way.
Several events and funds have been set up in response to Sunday's attack on a member of the LGBT community:
Thursday, July 26th at 6:30pm at Memorial Park, 60th and Underwood. Omaha Vigil Against Violence is being organized by Omaha LGBT.
Friday, Aug 10th at 9 p.m. At Club Q in downtown Lincoln. There will be a silent auction and entertainment.
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