A Women’s Chorus Honors the Victims of the Mass Shooting in Orlando

June 21, 2016

View a video and listen to the choral music of Vox Femina Los Angeles as the group honors the memory of each victim of the mass shooting at the LGBTQ club in Orlando, Florida, June 12, 2016.  The chorus sings “Born This Way,” a song of joyful self-acceptance.  The group had just performed this song honoring the LGBTQ community at their final concert of the season, “Vox Rocks,” on Saturday June 11, the night before the mass shooting occurred in Orlando.

Vox Femina is a women’s choral ensemble in Los Angeles. Here is part of the description the group provides on its website: “Diverse in culture, age, race, belief and sexual identity, we are a chorus committed to commissioning new works and raising awareness about issues that affect us as a family of women. Through music, we aim to create a world that affirms the worth and dignity of every person.”

Watch the video and enjoy its message here.

Letha Dawson Scanzoni
Letha Dawson Scanzoni (1935-2024) was an independent scholar, writer, and editor, and the author or coauthor of nine books. In 1978, she and Virginia Ramey Mollenkott wrote Is the Homosexual My Neighbor?, one of the earliest books urging evangelical Christians to rethink their views on homosexuality (updated edition, 1994, HarperOne). More recently, Letha coauthored (with social psychologist David G. Myers) What God Has Joined Together: The Christian Case for Gay Marriage (HarperOne, 2005 and 2006). Another of Letha’s most well-known books is All We’re Meant to Be: Biblical Feminism for Today, coauthored with Nancy A. Hardesty (Word Books, 1974; revised edition, Abingdon, 1986; updated and expanded edition, Eerdmans, 1992). Letha served as editor of Christian Feminism Today in both its former print edition (EEWC Update) and its website for 19 years until her retirement in December 2013.


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