Here’s an idea:
Since we’re all sad and feel rather helpless to save our children from the madness of mad people with guns. . .
This holiday season:
Religious leaders could get up in their pulpits or on their stages and ask everyone with a gun (at home, or in their pocket in the pew) to go home, sit with their nice cold steel weapon, think of their own kids or the children who died, think long and hard about their need to feel protected and powerful, their “right” to kill who and when they want. . .and to ask themselves what “faith” means or “god” or “The Child in the Manger,” and come back next week to talk about it.
Then, these leaders can ask the godly gun-lovers in their midst to make a decision. Each one is invited to bring their (unloaded) gun to church (synagogue, mosque, temple) and make it an offering of peace, of sanity, of “faith.”
And for the Christians: they can place their weapons right in the manger with the baby. And then everyone together can say a prayer or think a peaceful thought for all the children who have been killed by these weapons. . .and all the innocents who will NOT be killed or wounded by the offerings.
The madness needs to stop. The madness CAN stop!
We’ll now see Who the True Leaders Really Are. . .Who will Do the Right Thing and “stand their ground” with the NRA.
We’re waiting to see. We’ve waited too long to see.
I urge you to visit the NRA Website and just see how the Religion of Guns is proclaimed. Read how joyfully they report things like this, even in the Christmas Season:
“Sometime next week in Florida, somebody will become the state’s 1 millionth holder of a concealed weapons permit, solidifying the state’s No. 1 standing in the nation in that category.”