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Sat Feb 2, 2013, 10:12 AM

Religious Left All Fired Up to Ban Guns

WASHINGTON, Jan. 17, 2013 /Christian Newswire/ -- Several dozen clergy and other religionists claiming to represent 80 million Americans recently urged gun control legislation and denounced the National Rifle Association at a press conference held at the United Methodist Building on Capitol Hill.

The coalition urged assault weapons bans, universal background checks on gun buyers, and federalizing gun trafficking crimes at the January 15 event. The group includes the Catholic Health Association, the Islamic Society of North America, the Episcopal Church, the National Council of Churches, United Methodist Women and the Presbyterian Church (USA), whose D.C. lobbyist warned against a "false choice between guns and freedom."

Citing the coalition's "reasonable measures" such as banning assault weapons, the United Methodist Church's chief lobbyist omitted that his denomination favors a complete ban on handgun ownership.

http://www.christiannewswire.com/news/7433671300.html

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Reply Religious Left All Fired Up to Ban Guns (Original post)
SecularMotion Feb 2013 OP
ProgressiveProfessor Feb 2013 #1
kestrel91316 Feb 2013 #2
cbayer Feb 2013 #3
okasha Feb 2013 #5
cbayer Feb 2013 #6
okasha Feb 2013 #7
cbayer Feb 2013 #4

Response to SecularMotion (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 10:26 AM

1. The religious left carries little to no weight and never really has

Like many I think religion should be kept out of the public sector...

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Response to ProgressiveProfessor (Reply #1)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 11:47 AM

2. True, but as long as the religious RIGHT is allowed to basically

dictate policy in the US, the religious LEFT has every right to chime in just as loud.

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Response to ProgressiveProfessor (Reply #1)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 01:40 PM

3. Lol. Yeah, their influence during the civil rights movement was downright laughable.

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Response to cbayer (Reply #3)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 04:19 PM

5. Not to mention their opposition

to the Vietnam war and Ameican support for right wing dictatorships in Latin America.

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Response to okasha (Reply #5)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 04:22 PM

6. Oh, yeah... and the abolition of slavery and the current work being down

for GLBT civil rights and for the poor through OWS.

Yeah, they should just stay out of things.

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Response to cbayer (Reply #6)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 04:26 PM

7. Better yet.

they should just get into the closet.

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Response to SecularMotion (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 01:42 PM

4. Good for them. I would hope we can acknowledge and support them in this.

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