Sat Feb 2, 2013, 11:12 AM
SecularMotion (6,910 posts)
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.
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Religious Left All Fired Up to Ban Guns (Original post)
Response to SecularMotion (Original post)
Sat Feb 2, 2013, 11:26 AM
ProgressiveProfessor (22,144 posts)
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...
Response to ProgressiveProfessor (Reply #1)
Sat Feb 2, 2013, 12:47 PM
kestrel91316 (50,423 posts)
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.
Response to okasha (Reply #5)
Sat Feb 2, 2013, 05:22 PM
cbayer (146,218 posts)
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.