Independent Lens: The Armor of Light

Join WJCT for a free preview screening & panel discussion of The Armor of Light.

The Armor of Light follows the journey of Evangelical minister Rob Schenck, who is trying to find the courage to preach about the growing toll of gun violence in America. The film tracks Reverend Schenck, a well-known anti-abortion activist and fixture on the political far right, as he breaks with orthodoxy by questioning whether being pro-gun is consistent with being pro-life. Rev. Schenck is shocked and perplexed by the reactions of his long-time friends and colleagues who warn him away from this complex, politically explosive issue.

Along the way, he meets Lucy McBath, the mother of Jordan Davis, an unarmed teenager who was murdered in Florida and whose story cast a spotlight on the state’s “Stand Your Ground” laws. McBath, also a devout Christian, decides to work with Schenck even though she is pro-choice. Lucy is on a difficult journey of her own, trying to make sense of her devastating loss while using her grief to effect some kind of viable and effective political action where so many before her have failed.

Panelists will include:

  • Lucy McBath, National Spokesperson, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, & mother of Jordan Davis
  • Marc Crawford, M.A. In Religion from Liberty Theological Seminary, Current MDiv. Student at Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary, SWAT Officer/Gang Detective, Facilitator/Author of
  • John Phillips, Attorney for the Jordan Davis family

The Armor of Light will premiere on Independent Lens on WJCT-TV Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at 8PM.

Tickets are free, but space is limited.

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Tuesday, April 26, 2016
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm


WJCT Studios
100 Festival Park Avenue
Jacksonville, Florida 32202

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