Friends, our hearts break at the news of another school shooting, this one in our backyard.
More children dead. No other country in the world allows this.
This is NOT what the 2nd Amendment was meant to protect. The NRA, its leadership & lobbyists, and the politicians in their pocket are complicit & culpable. The blood of innocents are on their heads.
How do we respond as UUs? Yes, we certainly need to hold up the victims and families in the light as the Parkland community recovers. We can offer assistance in the form of money and other donations. But what can we DO to effect change?
I don’t have the answer to that, but we need to do a better job of holding our elected officials accountable. We need to advocate for better and more available mental health care. We need to work on the concept of “If you see something, say something,” and not perpetuate the idea that reporting something unusual or suspicious is “tattling,” and wrong.
Changing our culture will be a difficult and lengthy process in which we all will need to participate, and for which we need to relentlessly advocate.
— Rev. Dan