Showing empathy isn’t saying you voted similarly or differently than they did. It’s not saying you wish the results of the election were different. It’s saying, “I see that you are hurting and disappointed, and because I care about you, my heart hurts for & with you”.
We often times think that the Gospel doesn't have anything to offer gay people. If they can't become straight, they can't have a fulfilling life, right? The Bible would say something much different! Life isn't found in relationships, people, or marriage....it's found in Jesus Christ. True, abundant life comes from having a heart reconciled back to God and living in relationship to him, not in having straight attractions.