GA Faith Leaders Respond to Texas Church Massacre 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

November 6, 2017

 

CONTACT

Michelle Nealy, mnealy@faithinpubliclife.org, (202)735-7123

Graham Younger, gyounger@faithinpubliclife.org, (678) 739-8584

 

 

GA Faith Leaders Respond to Texas Church Massacre

 

Atlanta, Ga. -- On Sunday, a gunman opened fire on parishioners at a service at a small Baptist church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, killing at least 26 people. The gunman, who died shortly after the attack, was court-martialed in 2012 for assaulting his wife and child. In light of this tragedy, Outcry: Interfaith Voices Against Gun Violence has released the following statement.

 

From the Outcry Steering Committee:

 

“We grieve and pray with the people of Sutherland Springs in the wake of the tragic shooting at the First Baptist Church that took 26 innocent lives and wounded many others. The victims were assembled to engage in worship, a sacred activity in which all should be able to feel safe. In an unusual role reversal, clergy are working to enact policies that prevent future tragedies while many legislators offer only prayers. This event only makes us more motivated to begin a true dialogue about the gun violence epidemic.”

 

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