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Letter: Argues for gun control

Dear Editor,

As Evangelicals celebrate Pro-Life Week in many of their congregations this week, I have to wonder how many pulpits will courageously connect President Obama's gun control proposals to the issue of life?

Also, as we celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day this week, I wonder how many participants will connect these same proposals to the issue of race? I truly believe that if white youth were dying from gun violence at the same rate that black youth are, there would be an outcry so deafening that the NRA would be forced to tuck tail and run for the hills.

But, we do not live in a post-racial society, nor do we live in an age of great courage, so very few are likely to address this important issue from either of these relevant perspectives, and two important and timely platforms that might have provided us a real opportunity for real change will be sadly missed.