By turning swords into plowshares and guns into garden tools, we’re advocating for an altogether different approach to violence in our country. An approach that elevates the Sermon on the Mount over the 2nd Amendment.
What makes more sense for us as Christians is to pause and consider why our government refuses to consider looking at altering even the tiniest bit of gun legislation, and yet, seems surprised and grief-stricken as these horrors continue happening.
We write this open letter in hope that you will be true to the promise of your public statement about why Rev. Martin was removed this week and in greater hope that America might experience a moral revival.
We need to pray for the brothers and sisters who articulate the ugly values that were broadcast over television sets around the world, demonstrating that in America the problem of racism has been in no way resolved.
Through a series of actions, clergy and moral activists will speak out — and risk arrest through civil disobedience — to demonstrate moral dissent over the health bill under consideration in the Senate.