Auburn Seminary Calls for Healing and Action After Florida Shooting

February 15, 2018
Contact: Loretta Kane (917-410- 7242 or [email protected])

Auburn Seminary calls for healing and action after Florida shooting

Statement of President Rev. Dr. Katharine R. Henderson

NEW YORK — Yesterday, 17 students were killed in a mass shooting at a Broward County, Florida high school. Auburn President, the Rev. Dr. Katharine R. Henderson, issued the following statement in response:

As news continues to come out from the horrific gun violence in Florida we cry out ‘How long Lord?’ How long must we wait before we as a nation do something to stop the violence? Even as our hearts break with those who have lost their loved ones, our spines stiffen as we recommit ourselves again and again to the cry ‘not one more death’ to gun violence. Shame on our politicians for craven excuses for inaction! Shame on the NRA for betraying the founding fathers’ intention expressed in the 2nd Amendment. I call upon all leaders of faith and all people of moral courage to join together to create a sane gun policy in our country so that the events in Florida will never happen again and no parent must shed the tears that cannot be comforted in the loss of a child.”


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