Tragedy struck multiple times in the United States this week. Consequently, social media posts with a connection to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and its members last week included tributes from LDS entertainers to YouTuber and "The Voice" star, Christina Grimmie, who was tragically killed earlier this week, and tributes to those killed in the Orlando shooting.
LDS violinist Lindsey Stirling posted a picture and tribute about Grimmie’s death on her Facebook page.
“RIP Christina Grimmie. My heart hurts, she was a huge inspiration to me when I was starting YouTube. We were all blessed by her contagious love and amazing talent,” Stirling wrote.
David Archuleta, LDS singer and songwriter, tweeted about Grimmie’s passing. He included a video of Grimmie singing “In Christ Alone.”
LDS singer Alex Boye also tweeted a tribute to Grimmie.
BYU Vocal Point, a men’s a capella group from Brigham Young University, tweeted a tribune to those affected by the Orlando shooting, along with the hashtag #PrayForOrlando.
Prayers for all who have been affected by the tragedy in Orlando. #PrayForOrlando— BYU Vocal Point (@BYUVocalPoint) June 13, 2016
The LDS Church released the following statement regarding the Orlando shooting: "With the rest of the nation, we mourn the tragic loss of life and serious injuries that occurred in Orlando this morning. We pray for the families and loved ones of the victims of this senseless shooting and pray they will be comforted and cared for as they seek to heal. Our prayers and support are also with community leaders and law enforcement officials as they continue to investigate this shocking crime.
Posts from LDS general authorities’ social media accounts
LDS leaders shared several posts on social media this week sharing spiritual messages and offering counsel on a variety of topics.
The Facebook page for President Henry B. Eyring, first counselor in the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, posted about what kids of husbands priesthood holders are expected to be, and how this example will influence their children.
A post was made on the Facebook page of Elder D. Todd Christofferson, a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, about the Boy Scouts of America’s Thomas S. Monson Leadership Excellence Complex. Two new photos were uploaded.
The Facebook page for Elder Quentin L. Cook, another member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, featured a post about the plague of pornography and its ability to destroy a society.
Mormon Mentions highlights social media posts with connections to the LDS Church.
Kelsey Schwab writes for the Faith and Family sections of DeseretNews.com.