All Saints Church in Pasadena applauds the actions of those sitting in on the floor of Congress today to protest the lack of congressional action on sensible legislation to address the scourge of gun violence in our nation. We salute Representative John Lewis for refusing to let the critical work of sensible gun legislation be hijacked by partisan politics and leading his colleagues into the “good trouble” of sitting down in order to stand up for congressional action. And we recommit the energy of All Saints Church and the work of our Gun Violence Prevention Task Force to both pray and act to end gun violence in our nation.
“In his message to the parish our Rector-elect Mike Kinman quoted John Lewis — challenging us to consider “what good trouble the Holy Spirit was calling us into together,” said parish leader Jason Lyon. “We can think of no better “good trouble” than to stand today with John Lewis and all those on Capitol Hill. #GoodTrouble is trending on Twitter and here at All Saints Church in Pasadena.”