For those of you who thought God funded the NRA, sorry, turns out s/he might be on the other side of the gun debate. From The Daily Beast:
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“Do not stand idly by while your neighbor’s blood is shed.” Leviticus 19:16
That Biblical passage is the guiding principle for the grassroots organization “Do Not Stand Idly By,” created in 2012 to counter gun violence. Sure, we’ve recently seen a host of new groups tackle this issue, but Do Not Stand Idly By (“DNSIB”) is different for two big reasons.
First, it’s a faith-based initiative spearheaded by Christian, Muslim, and Jewish leaders (although it welcomes people of other or no faiths.) Framing the argument of the need to reduce gun violence in religious terms will undoubtedly move many—possibly even some on the right.
Second, the focus of DNSIB is going to the source. No, I’m not talking the Book of Genesis.