Thursday Religion News Roundup: Gun prayers * Inauguration Bibles * Mormon feminists

President Obama issued a raft of gun control proposals yesterday. No big surprise, reactions varied.

Texas Gov. Rick Perry said that instead of enacting tougher gun control legislation, Americans should pray for protections.

Meanwhile, a Reform and a Conservative Jewish rabbi penned a column in The Washington Post titled “Sandy Hook: never again.”

Offering to explain some of the differences in religious attitudes toward gun control, Robert Jones explains why 61 percent of white evangelical Protestants (and a slim majority of white mainline Protestants) oppose stricter gun control laws, while many Roman Catholics, black Protestants (and Jews) favor them.

File under “Democracy”: The Westboro Baptist Church has secured a permit to protest the second inauguration of President Barack Obama.


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