- April 25, 2012
- By Staff, Baptist Standard
Alliance takes aim at gun deaths. At its 25th anniversary convocation at Highland Park Baptist Church in Austin, the Alliance of Baptists adopted a statement of support for the family of Trayvon Martin and others who have experienced similar losses. The statement expressed grief at the death of the Florida teenager widely viewed as a case of racial profiling and "outrage at the delays in the investigation and initial lack of concern by the authorities about the killing." The Alliance also endorsed efforts to reduce gun violence including those by Heeding God's Call and the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence.