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Why Gun Control Is a Religious Issue

posted on July 23, 2012

At America Magazine, James Martin, a Jesuit priest, writes that in the wake of the Colorado movie theater shootings, it is time for American politicians, as well as the American public, to recognize that gun control is a “religious issue.” “It is as much of a ‘life issue’ or a ‘pro-life issue’ as some religious people say, as is abortion, euthanasia or the death penalty (all of which I am against), and programs that provide the poor with the same access to basic human needs as the wealthy (which I am for),” writes Martin. “There is a ‘consistent ethic of life’ that views all these issues as linked, because they are.”

Read at America Magazine