The Religious Texture Of The Gun Control Movement

BY Herschel Smith
5 years, 11 months ago


The teen organizers of Saturday’s nationwide “March for Our Lives,” aimed at toughening gun laws to help stop school shootings in the United States, have won kudos and cash from dozens of celebrities, helping to raise their national profile.

The April 2 cover of Time magazine will feature five students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida who have organized rallies, walk-outs and challenged U.S. lawmakers since the February 14 mass shooting at the school that left 17 students and staff dead.

Miley Cyrus, Ariana Grande, Jennifer Hudson, Demi Lovato and Common are due to be among performers at Saturday’s main march in Washington D.C., while “Trainwreck” actress Amy Schumer and pop star Charlie Puth are expected to headline a march in Los Angeles, organizers said.

“So inspired by the incredible students behind #MarchForOurLives. Can’t wait to join them in DC to perform and show my support,” Cyrus tweeted earlier this week.

“Proud of these kids,” Justin Bieber wrote on Twitter.

Winfrey, Clooney, director Steven Spielberg and Hollywood producer Jeffrey Katzenberg have donated an aggregate of $2 million to the “March for Our Lives” movement. Clooney and his wife Amal have said they would march with the students on Saturday.

“This is their moment,” Winfrey told Reuters Television in praising the students. “They are the new young warriors of the light.”

“Groundhog Day” actor Murray compared them to the young protesters of the 1960s who helped bring an end to the Vietnam War.

Reuters is lying.  The students didn’t organize anything.  Everytown is organizing and managing the entire process.  The students are just being used.

The lie notwithstanding, make no mistake about what’s happening here.  This is a religious quest for them.  The language (“warriors of the light”) has very direct theological import.

This is a worship service, and they wanted to have the high priests of paganism there to preach sermons to them.  Thus, the priests were made available.

I know I have readers who do not hold to my own theological views or my Christian beliefs.  But you can be sure that your gun controller enemies aren’t atheists.  Their religion is collectivism, and their god is the state.  You’re on notice that they’ve declared war on you.


  1. On March 25, 2018 at 10:09 pm, newrouter said:

    See here also:

    Who Runs March for Our Lives?
    Posted by Daniel Greenfield

  2. On March 26, 2018 at 9:28 am, Guy Gardner said:

    Brother, you are exactly right. Out of the mouth of there priestess comes the truth of this
    entire war. The light (lucifer) uses government to subjugate and control and we approach
    the conclusion now. It is the seperation of two beliefs we see here, world wide, those who
    chose the Almighty Creator and those who chose control (the world). A physical war between
    the two can only be stopped by God, I believe. Stay strong, and I would thank you for your work. God bless you and yours, Guy.

  3. On March 26, 2018 at 9:39 am, chester arthur said:

    Along with the usual suspects and the student ‘activists’,corporations like Walmart,Dick’s and Kroger think the age of maturity for gun ownership is 21 now.Yet we’re supposed to allow teenagers to dictate gun control policy for the nation?Get back to us when you’re 21,kids.

  4. On March 26, 2018 at 10:59 am, George said:

    Yes, and the “warriors” of Karl Marx are on the move yet again. As you pointed out in the article and as detailed in the SultanKnish blog piece, “Everytown” is actually orchestrating this show and the donors to this NGO are not traceable thanks to Everytown’s 501 classification (if I remember correctly what I read in that article). If I were a gambler I would be willing to bet a week’s wages that this entire program was scripted and shelved long ago, just waiting for an “opportunity” like the Florida high school shooting to occur. That bet would be a sure win if the truth about it came out in the wash later.

    So what can be done? The institutions of Collectivist Indoctrination (schools) have won over the minds and hearts of our young people. They cannot reason, they were not taught Civics or the history of Western Civilization, they don’t understand that the importation of Muslim savages from backward 3rd world countries like Somalia represents a real threat to THEIR future and they are afraid of the guns that they would need but won’t have in order to defend themselves from the dangers that they are ignoring. They are emotionally immature and they can’t even sign their own names in cursive writing but they want to dictate right and wrong to us.

  5. On March 26, 2018 at 11:07 am, Herschel Smith said:


    This is what I’ve tried to teach with virtually every post. It’s not about just fixing a few bad apples like Bloomberg.

    This is a culture change, a paradigm shift, a theological commitment by the youngsters in America.

    This battle should have been fought LONG, LONG ago. Buy more guns, buy more ammo, get freeze dried foods, grow your own food, raise livestock, and prepare for America to look like South Africa in the future.

    I’m not being defeatist. I’m being a realist. Short of a reformation (I don’t like the term “revival”), this looks bleak before it looks better.

  6. On March 26, 2018 at 11:07 am, Fred said:

    Have you seen the pictures on the web of the massive amounts of security at the event in DC. Guns, and I mean guns everywhere. Look at the puffy, rich, white suburbanites in the picture above. Are they coming for my guns? No, they will hire some of my neighbors to train and arm themselves with select fires and MRAP’s to send them. They don’t want gun control. They don’t want to stop violence. They want you dead.

    Of course it’s a religion but it’s not a new one. Who wants you desperate, alone, afraid, destitute, and bankrupt of spirit? Who, want you dead? satan that’s who.

    “And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters…And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.”

    They don’t know the true Light. These ignorant people hate God and they hate you just like their boss does. This humanism and relativism is nothing new. It’s evil and it wants you dead.

    Dear Donald “Take the guns first” Trump,
    I aint’ getting on any rail car and I’m not going to any camp. Screw you. These are your people now. Sad.

  7. On March 26, 2018 at 1:24 pm, NOG said:

    This is why we are toast as a free nation. They have the kids. We are decreasing in numbers every day. They have destroyed the ability for most children to think thanks to Bill Ayers and the “educational system”. So yup, we are goners. Nutty Old Geezer

  8. On March 26, 2018 at 1:36 pm, Jack Crabb said:

    “This is what I’ve tried to teach with virtually every post. It’s not about just fixing a few bad apples like Bloomberg.

    This is a culture change, a paradigm shift, a theological commitment by the youngsters in America.

    This battle should have been fought LONG, LONG ago. Buy more guns, buy more ammo, get freeze dried foods, grow your own food, raise livestock, and prepare for America to look like South Africa in the future.

    I’m not being defeatist. I’m being a realist. Short of a reformation (I don’t like the term “revival”), this looks bleak before it looks better.”

    Hear, Hear, Herschel!!

  9. On March 26, 2018 at 3:37 pm, Bill Robbins said:

    Expect more of these demonstrations–cough-cough–TV productions, as the 2018 mid-terms heat-up. We’re going full Leni Reifensthal. It’s like Nazi propaganda, but, in color, rather than black & white.

  10. On March 26, 2018 at 3:53 pm, Gryphon said:

    Bill Robbins – Don’t go Breaking Bad on Leni and the NASDAP. They were Fighting AGAINST exactly the Same (((people))) who are organizing these ‘protests’.

  11. On March 26, 2018 at 5:35 pm, George said:


    I know that you are being a realist and that the preps you mentioned are the only things that can be done at this point. My statement “So what can be done?” was a poorly worded reflection on the impossibility of reversing what it took the Frankfurt School followers 80 years to accomplish. While I loath that crowd, their ability to infiltrate the education system, coordinate their energies (and enormous funds) as well as network and organize their minions toward a goal over such a span of time seems, well…superhuman (can’t think of a better word for it). Agreed that this battle should have been fought long ago.

    “…and prepare for America to look like South Africa in the future.” Indeed; has anyone else taken note of the complete disappearance from the news of the “knockout game” that plagued elderly White people during Obama’s reign as well as the cessation of “flash mob” attacks, both of which stopped when Trump was elected and Holder was no longer Attorney General? When Trump is finally ousted (which I believe, unfortunately will happen before his first term is over), we can look forward to the return of these types of harassment, which will turn into full fledged persecution as time goes on and the next Democrat “person of color” takes office as POTUS.

  12. On March 26, 2018 at 9:55 pm, Herschel Smith said:


    Your rhetorical question was worded exactly right and was spot on.

  13. On March 27, 2018 at 2:14 pm, Doug said:

    Internationally “Democrats Abroad” seemed to have more than a little to do with the management, funding and organisation of the marches. Often in parallel with signing up ex-pat voter drives …

  14. On March 27, 2018 at 2:54 pm, Randolph Scott said:

    It is a really sad state of affairs we are in, really really sad. I would like to say ‘kill them all and let God sort them out’, but they could be one of my brothers children or grandchildren. I know they will not be my children or grandchildren in these stupid protests because I have just had recent conversations with my children and grandchildren. They understand and they know exactly who those protest bastards are and who they serve, Satan. My children and grandchildren are also well armed and well trained in self defense and the use of firearms .

    As for the knock out punks, I have their cure,, a 357 pill to their face. Please come and try it on me assholes, I will empty my S&W .357 revolver in your face. Your mother of color will make damned sure your casket never gets opened.

    Anything else need addressing?

  15. On March 27, 2018 at 7:58 pm, George said:

    More on who is behind “The March For Our Lives” drama; over at Silicon Greybeard’s site he has a really good article wherein he quotes research that Glenn Beck has done on the matter and Beck’s people have found out the names of some of the major contributors and organizers of this political ploy in spite of hiding behind a 501 (c) (4) organization.

    These are:

    Debbie Wasserman Schultz
    Mark Kelly & the Gifford Foundation
    Michael Bloomberg & Everytown for Gun Safety
    Planned Parenthood
    George Soros & Open Society Institute, the Tides Foundation, Women’s March, Louis Farrakhan
    Friends Committee of National Legislation
    American Federation of Teachers
    Jeri Rhodes & Greenpeace

    The link to SG’s article is here:

    Greybeard makes a couple of really good points in his discussion one of which is that the pro-2nd Amendment side of this battle do not have any billionaires working for us, obviously. I’d also like to quote this paragraph from his blog;

    ” the anti-freedom side has an inherent advantage in organization. The anti-freedom side wants central control in everything and that means an almost military organization/hierarchy. The reason they sprang into motion so fast after Parkland was that they were ready to spring. They’ve been hiring community organizers, planning and putting every piece in place to act since Sandy Hook. I don’t know who and I don’t know where, but the reaction was just too fast to have happened on the fly. A decentralized bunch of gun rights advocates that are suspicious of central control going up against the organized anti-gun side is starting from way behind.”

    And that does accurately sum up the problem for our side in this battle and show the lineup of powerful people and organizations involved behind the scenes.

  16. On March 28, 2018 at 10:14 am, Andrew Phillips said:

    Winfrey’s warriors of light language is also a reference to her new movie, a film adaption of A Wrinkle in Time.

    Once an attention whore, always an attention whore.

  17. On March 31, 2018 at 10:30 am, Talktome said:

    Lucifer is also a “light”, just not the light of the world. Suppose they know the difference? Of course they do. Suppose the brain dead know the difference? Of course they don’t.

    Imagine a world where these ideas come to pass. You think the new leaders, with a monopoly on power and force of arms won’t do exactly what every other despotic regime has done? Why do the statists and their boot lickers think they’ll somehow be better than the sociopaths whe trod this path before? “Communism will be great for everyone if we’re in charge, Stalin just did it wrong” uhh, no, he did it exactly as intended – same as you thugs will.

    When you treat liberty like a illness to be cured, you are criminalizing the individual for the good of the imagined collective. These statists have a huge blond spot, they get married to ideas and hate the individual. I guess they don’t know, or maybe just dont care that all of these collectives are made up of actual, human, individuals.

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