Evangelical minister Rob Schenck questions if pro-lifers can also be pro-gun. By speaking out on guns, he finds an unlikely ally in Lucy McBath, the pro-choice mom of a gun victim.


Abigail Disney, Kathleen Hughes (co-director)


Abigail Disney
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Credited cast:
Lucy McBath Lucy McBath ... Self
John M. Phillips John M. Phillips ... Self
Rob Schenck Rob Schenck ... Self


What price conscience? Abigail Disney's directorial debut, THE ARMOR OF LIGHT, follows the journey of an Evangelical minister trying to find the courage to preach about the growing toll of gun violence in America. The film tracks Reverend Rob Schenck, anti-abortion activist and fixture on the political far right, who breaks with orthodoxy by questioning whether being pro-gun is consistent with being pro-life. Reverend Schenck is shocked and perplexed by the reactions of his long-time friends and colleagues who warn him away from this complex, politically explosive issue. Along the way, Rev. Schenck meets Lucy McBath, the mother of Jordan Davis, an unarmed teenager who was murdered in Florida and whose story has cast a spotlight on "Stand Your Ground" laws. Along with McBath's lawyer, John M. Phillips, she is on a difficult journey of her own, trying to make sense of her devastating loss while using her grief to effect some kind of viable and effective political action-where so many ...

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Take NO life EVER
10 January 2020 | by The_Boxing_CatSee all my reviews

I don't think we have the right to take another life PERIOD. Not by guns, not by capital punishment and not by abortion.

I don't understand how Jordan's mother, Lucy says that it's up to God to decide (when to take a life) yet she still thinks abortion is okay. Either you believe that it's up to God or you don't - you cannot cherry pick! WHY isn't she speaking out against abortion? Against taking that life? Until she gets behind her belief 100%, then she's loses credibility in my book, and the same goes for the pro-life gun lovers.

Pro choice believers say that a baby can ruin a woman's life and it's the woman who should decide. Lucy said that God will look after us and we don't need guns (I agree) and we just need to put our faith in him...WHY can't pregnant women do the same?

Then there's that group of men who talk about if one of their parishioners walked into their church and started shooting because he had a fight with his wife or he may be on psychotropic drugs...then the others have the right to have their own guns to stop him. However, that lunatic wouldn't be able to enter their church and start shooting if he NEVER HAD A GUN TO START WITH. Their argument is laughable. Delusional even. I was expecting one of these nut jobs to pull out a gun during this very heated discussion.

I think that most people don't have a true understanding of how shooting and killing another would affect them.

I am not naïve enough to think that we could ever do away with the second amendment, but something has to change. Tougher sanctions? More thorough background checks? Certainly no more assault weapons.

You can get a gun easier than you can get a prescription for legitimate pain medicine.

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