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After Shooting, Tennessee’s God and Guns Culture Under Fire as Protests Mount in Capitol

posted on April 3, 2023

Bob Smietana of Religion News Service reports that religious and secular leaders alike are criticizing Tennessee’s God and gun culture after a shooting at The Covenant School in Nashville left six people dead, including three children. Protestors are calling on the state legislature to pass new gun control measures including a red flag law similar to the one passed in Florida in the wake of another mass shooting. Lee Camp, a professor of religion at Lipscomb University in Nashville, said, “This presumption of righteous violence in service to the kingdom of God is a very old conceit. And it has done immense damage.”

Read at Religion News Service