Jesus Said Love Your Enemies, Not Kill Them

The recent spate of murders around the country leaves me wondering, “Why is it so easy for people to get and use guns?” handgun

The NRA and some state legislators think that we need to arm college students to protect our campuses. In Virginia, legislators keep thinking up new groups that can automatically carry concealed weapons and new locations in which concealed weapons will be allowed (including bars of all places).

Dr. King said, “Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek, but a means by which we arrive at that goal.”  Guns don’t bring peace. Ever.

The police use guns to stop killers, but the police do not create peace. Armies use guns to stop other armies, but armies do not bring peace. They can stop hostilities, and that can be good, but armed people do not create peace.

Unarmed people create peace.

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Robin Hawley Gorsline

Robin is a poet (claiming this later in life) and Queer Theologian--reflecting a soul of hope and faith and joy and justice/shalom. He is happily married to Dr. Jonathan Lebolt (20 years and counting), the proud parent of three glorious daughters (and grateful to two wonderful sons-in- law and a new one soon!), and the very proud "Papa" to Juna (6) and Annie (3).

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