After a weekend that saw an unbearable number of mass shootings and deaths in El Paso, Dayton, Brooklyn and California, on Sunday, August 4, Middle Church gathered for worship. We collectively lamented the white supremacy that funds the NRA and allows white men in this country to continuously commit acts of terrorism. During communion, we ate and drank together, then signed a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, urging him to pass S.42, a bill that would close loopholes and pass universal background checks. We believe that our faith is expressed in activism and that God calls us to the public square.
In that spirit, on August 15, Executive Minister Amanda delivered our message right to the front yard of Mitch McConnell in Louisville, Kentucky. We commit to continuing the quest for gun reform and urge you to:
- Text CHECKS to 644-33 for updates from Moms Demand Action.
- Email Mitch McConnell, urging him to pass S.42.
- Lift up these actions from the Sandy Hook Promise, asking the Senate to call an emergency session on gun safety, and to ban assault rifles.
Thoughts and prayers are not enough. On September 1, Middle Church congregants signed a letter to Sen. McConnell in response to the shootings in Odessa and Midland, Texas and the ongoing gun violence, urging him to pass S.42. Our Christian values call us to end gun violence and create greater peace in our nation. Join us: print, sign and mail this letter to Sen. McConnell's office.
Photos & Videos of the Visit:
Jacqui Lewis and Amanda Hambrick Ashcraft: Thoughts, Prayers, and Action!