Friday, June 26, 2015

USA: On your visit to Congress on 9/24/15, please speak out against gun violence in America - ONLINE PETITION

Los Angeles Gun Violence Prevention Network
#AskThePope #EndGunViolence
     "As the Pope’s comments about climate change have recently impacted world news, we want to hear what he thinks of an American Congress that continues to block gun reform in a country where 9 church members are shot while praying, 20 kindergartners are shot in their classroom, 12 moviegoers are shot in a theater, and over 32,000 Americans are killed by guns every year.
     On Sunday, June 21st, while Pope Francis addressed a crowd in Italy, he put aside his prepared notes and spoke frankly, implying that weapons manufacturers can't call themselves Christian. “If you trust only men you have lost,” he said, “It makes me think of ... people, managers, businessmen who call themselves Christian and they manufacture weapons. That leads to a bit of distrust, doesn’t it?” He also criticized those who invest in weapons industries, saying “duplicity is the currency of today ... they say one thing and do another.”"
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