‘Old-fashioned Jesus Values': a Preston Hollow Church's Visible Stand Against the NRA

This week the national media will descend on Dallas to cover the annual NRA convention at the downtown Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center. There will be copious footage of a convention-center floor decorated with the latest and greatest in firearms, including a handgun designed to look like a smartphone. There will be images of protesters and speech makers, both those in favor of stricter gun laws and others who will argue more guns is the only path to a safer society. And there will be live broadcasts of a president and vice president come to pay their respects to their generous campaign contributors.To our out-of-town visitors -- and locals, too -- allow me to add another stop along your stock-footage tour: the Central Congregational Church on Royal Lane, near the Dallas North Tollway. There you will find a striking, somber display that has thus far avoided much local attention, despite its pre-Easter installation and its prominent locale -- next door to the Preston Royal Branch Library and in the heart of Preston Hollow, whose precincts in the midst of this blue county were tinged Trump-red during the 2016 election.   Continue reading...

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