“It’s our first job. If we don’t get that right, we don’t get anything right,” he said, asking: “Can we truly say, as a nation, that we are meeting our obligations? Can we honestly say that we are doing enough to keep our children — all of them — safe from harm?”
Day: December 16, 2012
Is this a time that should be strictly devoted to mourning, prayer and giving comfort, or is it also permissible to acknowledge the political dimension of these shootings, and to urge action against the root causes?
Updated. Preachers across the country spoke about the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut on Sunday. We invite you to share links to and thoughts about the sermons you gave or heard today in the comments section of this item.
I suggest to you that we must resolve, as a nation, not to allow the Newtown children and their teachers to die in vain. If we only pray and do not bear fruits worthy of repentance and do what we know to be right, we dishonor them.
The cross is the sign and the seal of that obligation. And we know both from faith and experience that the cross is mightier than the gun. The gun lobby is no match for the cross lobby.
Everyone seems to live in terror of the gun lobby. But I believe the gun lobby is no match for the cross lobby. I don’t want to take away someone’s hunting rifle, but I can no longer justify a society that allows concealed handguns in schools and on the streets or that allows people other than military and police to buy assault weapons or that lets people get around existing gun laws by selling weapons to people without background checks at gun shows.
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