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Gordon Myers

Gordon Myers

Rev. Gordon Myers is a retired pastor in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, living in Arlington, Tenn. Through-out his life and ministry he has been active in social service and justice efforts. He currently serves the Poor People’s Campaign A National Call for Moral Revival as Co-Lead for Mobilizing the Mid-South.

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UVALDE, TX - MAY 24: Members of the community gather at the City of Uvalde Town Square for a prayer vigil in the wake of a mass shooting at Robb Elementary School on May 24, 2022 in Uvalde, Texas. According to reports, 19 students and 2 adults were killed before the gunman was fatally shot by law enforcement. (Photo by Jordan Vonderhaar/Getty Images)

Commentary: Violence is as American as apple pie

By: - June 16, 2022

In the wake of the May 24 mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Texas,  someone desperately asked: “Why is this happening?” I was shocked by the question because to me, as a theologian, the answer is painfully obvious. American history, culture and social norms are built upon the foundational equation: Violence equals power.  Although […]