The Southern Baptist Convention has offered to pay the funeral expenses for all 26 victims of the church shooting in Texas, the group said Tuesday.
First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, where a gunman killed 26 people during services Sunday, is a member of the Southern Baptist Convention, the world’s largest Baptist denomination and the biggest non-Catholic Christian denomination in the United States.
“It’s a pretty somber place today,” Scottie Stice, director of disaster relief for the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention, said in a post on the mission board’s website. “We’ve got chaplains at the church responding to the needs of the community and the families impacted by the senseless slaughter.”
The offer is part of a flood of assistance that flowed in since the shootings on Sunday.
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