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IN RESPONSE TO OREGON SHOOTINGS, ​REV. ROB SCHENCK, PRESIDENT OF THE NATIONAL CLERGY COUNCIL AND CAPITOL HILL INFLUENCER,​ DISAGREES WITH AND RESPONDS TO TENNESSEE LT. GOV. RON RAMSEY’S CALL TO “FELLOW CHRISTIANS” TO CONSIDER ARMING THEMSELVES

REV. SCHENCK, SUBJECT OF A NEW DOCUMENTARY THE ARMOR OF LIGHT AND CHAIRMAN OF THE EVANGELICAL CHURCH ALLIANCE, CALLS ON PASTORS TO COUNSEL PRAYER, NOT VIOLENCE, APPEALING TO FAITH LEADERS TO SPEAK OUT AND HELP THOSE SEARCHING FOR ANSWERS, “FIND A BETTER WAY”

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LOS ANGELES, Calif. (Oct. 5, 2015) - In a Facebook post last Friday, Tenn. Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey responded to the mass shooting at Umpqua Community College in Oregon by saying that “fellow Christians” should consider getting a handgun carry permit to protect themselves.  Ramsey provided a link on how to obtain a handgun permit at the end of his posting. Rev. Rob Schenck, president of the National Clergy Council and chairman of the Evangelical Church Alliance, is a minister to top government officials in Washington, D.C. and is the subject of a new documentary addressing gun violence, The Armor of Light, directed by Abigail E. Disney, opening in theaters nationwide on Oct. 30. Schenck says more guns is not the answer.

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