GA Faith Leaders Mourn Texas High School Shooting and Call for True Dialogue about Gun Violence

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May 18, 2018

 

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GA Faith Leaders Mourn Texas High School Shooting and Call for True Dialogue about Gun Violence

 

ATLANTA, Ga.  – Multiple people have died after a gunman opened fire at Sante Fe High School in Texas this morning. In light of this development, Outcry: Interfaith Voices Against Gun Violence has released the following statement.

 

Dr. William E. Flippin, Jr., Emmanuel Lutheran Church:

“Though my prayers are with those affected by the shooting at Santa Fe High school, I refuse to believe that prayers are all I can offer. I, like so many others, am frustrated by the frequency of these shootings. Our lawmakers refuse to have an intellectually honest conversation about what guns do to our nation. As a father and as a pastor, I will continue to fight for not just for common sense gun laws and, but also for a real dialogue about about what guns do to our nation. I owe this to my congregation, community and country.”

 

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