Hundreds gather at Davenport church to pray for Orlando victims

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DAVENPORT, Iowa -  It was a wall to wall, packed house inside a Quad City Church.

It was the last of the three vigils being held in the Quad Cities to honor the victims of Orlando's mass shooting.

A couple hundred people gathered at the Metropolitan Community Church of the Quad Cities.

It brought people from all different religions together, from Jewish, Unitarian, Christian and Muslim.

Their message was to preach about love, not hate.

"If we give into the rhetoric of fear and hate then you know the haters win, the terrorists win and we don`t want that to happen. We want instead some good to come out of this tragedy," said Reverend Rich Hendricks, from the MCCQC.

People prayed, sung and lit candles to honor victims and show solidarity.

"There`s still way too much hate in the world there's too many people that put up these false barriers that they don`t need to. You can disagree with people and still love one another," said Hendricks.

 

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