This is not okay.
The people of faith who say #itisenough are praying - and acting - to stop the horrific epidemic of gun violence in the United States. Prayer and action are not mutually exclusive. Join us. Write letters to your representatives. Give to the Brady Campaign or Moms Demand Action. And yes, pray, because people are in desperate need of comfort and hope. #enough #sanbernardino
Hello #ItIsEnough friends: Since the year anniversary of the Sandy Hook shooting last December, we haven't been organizing formal campaigns in favor of gun law reform. But we're maintaining this page as a place for like-minded folk to post links and get support from one another. We also hope that at some point we'll be inspired to draw on this network to support some other formal initiatives around these issues. Please feel free to continue posting articles and information that the group will find helpful and of interest. This is a blog post published today by #ItIsEnough co founder Ellen Painter Dollar. http://www.patheos.com/…/its-still-a-no-brainer-for-christ…/
"God damn guns is what I want to say, and I mean this in the truest sense of the phrase. I would rejoice to witness every single firearm to ever emerge from a weapons assembly line thrown into an everlasting Lake of Fire. Truly, I cannot imagine that there is a place for guns in the new Creation. If there is no more mourning nor crying nor pain, that must mean there are no more triggers."
Shootings are simply a matter of course, it seems. The local mayor: "It's one of those things that happens."
"We don't need video games to desensitize us to violence; real life is desensitizing us just fine on its own.
We're not just getting used to it, though. More than that, we've actually resigned ourselves to living like this — with some sort of violent attack every few months, accompanied by a few days of frenzied reporting that climax in the glorified profiling of our latest celebrity killer.
It seems our threshold for conversation or some call for change has shifted. As long as it's not terrorism, as long as it's not schoolchildren, well, it's sad, but it happens. What can you do?"
Another take on the passage from which we got the name for #ItIsEnough, when Jesus is instructing his disciples on what to bring when they preach the gospel, and after they mention having two swords, Jesus says, "That is enough!" Food for thought from blogging pal Tim Fall.
It's the 14th of the month again. Will you mention your support of common sense gun legislation on your social media platforms today? Here are co-founder Ellen Painter Dollar's thoughts on why she supports gun law reform. (It has less to do with facts and statistics and more to do with Jesus.)
A moving reflection by Bromleigh McCleneghan - a must read.
Why would teenagers have access to guns? One of many questions in this devastating, random, heartless crime.