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Watch: ‘The Armor of Light’ Tackles the Controversial Relationship Between Guns and Christianity

Watch: 'The Armor of Light' Tackles the Controversial Relationship Between Guns and Christianity


READ MORE: Trailer Watch: ‘Armor of Light’ Explores the Intersection of Gun Culture and Evangelical Christianity

The Apple Store in Soho, Manhattan and Indiewire co-hosted the Tribeca Talks Series celebrating the talent behind the films at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival. In the clip above, “The Armor of Light” director Abigail Disney, her subjects Lucy McBath and Reverand Rob Schenck and attorney John M. Phillips sat down to discuss the film’s controversial subject of gun ownership and racial tension from a unique perspective. Indiewire’s Shipra Gupta moderated the talk.

“The Armor of Light” follows Schenck, an anti-abortion evangelical minister who speaks out against the toll gun violence is taking on America, specifically targeting the enthusiasm that the Christian community has for gun culture. It begs the question of whether “pro-life” means “pro-gun.” Schenck doesn’t think so. “The Armor of Light” searches for common ground among opposing views while shining a light on the relationship between religion and the NRA.

Be sure to check out the full panel on iTunes either in audio or video form. 

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