Faith leaders call for prayer

Faith leaders call for prayer

There are 6 comments on the www.disasternews.net story from Dec 15, 2012, titled Faith leaders call for prayer. In it, www.disasternews.net reports that:

As the public struggled to make sense out of the elementary school shooting in Sandy Hook, CT, faith-based organizations were offering prayers and suggesting ways to cope and respond to the tragedy ...

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“... truth will out.”

Since: May 08

Stratford, Connecticut.

#1 Dec 15, 2012
from disasternews:

"Episcopal Relief and Development said it has 'reached out to our local contacts and stand ready to offer assistance in this difficult time.' It urged its related faith communities to use materials prepared for children following the recent hurricane in helping to explain the tragedy to children and youth.

"All three Episcopal bishops of the Diocese of Connecticut urged its clergy to open their churches for prayer and said they would be in Newtown to assist in the response ..."

From the sublime, to the politically self-serving:

"The Dean of the National Cathedral, the Rev. Gary Hall, is also calling on the country to address gun violence. The Cathedral announced Friday that the Dean will preach on the subject Sunday.
'In a political climate unwilling to address the realities of gun violence in America, a wide range of faith traditions including the Episcopal Church has strongly advocated gun control for several decades ...'"
Think Again

Farmville, NC

#2 Dec 15, 2012
Joe DeCaro wrote:
from disasternews:
"Episcopal Relief and Development said it has 'reached out to our local contacts and stand ready to offer assistance in this difficult time.' It urged its related faith communities to use materials prepared for children following the recent hurricane in helping to explain the tragedy to children and youth.
"All three Episcopal bishops of the Diocese of Connecticut urged its clergy to open their churches for prayer and said they would be in Newtown to assist in the response ..."
From the sublime, to the politically self-serving:
"The Dean of the National Cathedral, the Rev. Gary Hall, is also calling on the country to address gun violence. The Cathedral announced Friday that the Dean will preach on the subject Sunday.
'In a political climate unwilling to address the realities of gun violence in America, a wide range of faith traditions including the Episcopal Church has strongly advocated gun control for several decades ...'"
It is not enough to offer prayer and support, TEC has to politicize the tragedy.

Once you take away one right, 2nd amendment rights, others are sure to follow.

“... truth will out.”

Since: May 08

Stratford, Connecticut.

#5 Dec 15, 2012
Think Again wrote:
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It is not enough to offer prayer and support, TEC has to politicize the tragedy ...
I bet the Episcopal Dean of the National Cathedral can't wait to preach on "the realities of gun violence in America" Sunday, after all, TEC has advocated for gun control for decades, yet the Sandy Hook shooter's weapons were all legally registered to his mother!
Tina Marie

Dallas, TX

#6 Dec 15, 2012
who are you praying to? God allowed this tragedy to happen and now you want him to comfort the families? Huh?

“... truth will out.”

Since: May 08

Stratford, Connecticut.

#7 Dec 16, 2012
Think Again wrote:
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It is not enough to offer prayer and support, TEC has to politicize the tragedy.
Once you take away one right, 2nd amendment rights ...
... and what good would it have done in a Blue State like Connecticut?

"Unfortunately, Newtown will not be a good case study because Connecticut has strict gun laws, and the guns used by Adam Lanza were legally owned by his mother and were registered."

http://tips.generousorthodoxy.org/2012/12/sho...

And despite all her legally registered arms, Lanza's mother was Adam's first victim.

The issue here is not gun control, but a parent's control of the children in her own household.
Linda

Kennett, MO

#8 Dec 16, 2012
Sending my thoughts and prayers to you all, especially the family and victims. Such sadness is felt by us all.

God be with you all. John 3:16

Kennett, Missouri.

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