Coffee Talk: Newtown Elementary School Massacre

SpokaneFAVS began its monthly Coffee Talks right after the Newtown Shootings. Related posts are below.


“Americans blame bad parenting, Hollywood for mass shootings over guns”

Despite the best efforts of some in the so-called “mainstream media,” a surprising new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll published this week says that more Americans blame bad parenting and Hollywood for mass shootings than they do guns. Read more.

“Gun violence in a Christian country”

G.K. Chesterton taught me that lust is more powerful than reason. A human, committed to the dark desires of his heart, will trump those who call for rational sanity. Read more.

“I am not a gun nut”

I am not a gun nut, I am an outdoorsman. Read more.

“We’re a society that believes violence is the answer”

The horrible killings of last Friday in Newtown, Conn. instantly elicited a huge range of responses, as it should. Read more.

“A heavy heart for the children”

My heart is heavy and my soul enraged at the thought of beautiful children shot dead. Read more.

“Senseless Violence”

There are no words that will wipe clean the slate of yesterday’s senseless violence in Newtown, Conn.


About Tracy Simmons

Tracy Simmons is an award winning journalist specializing in religion reporting, digital entrepreneurship and social journalism. In her 15 years on the religion beat, Simmons has tucked a notepad in her pocket and found some of her favorite stories aboard cargo ships in New Jersey, on a police chase in Albuquerque, in dusty Texas church bell towers, on the streets of New York and in tent cities in Haiti.
Simmons has worked as a multimedia journalist for newspapers across New Mexico, Texas and Connecticut. Currently she serves as the executive director of SpokaneFAVS.com, a digital journalism start-up covering religion news and commentary in Spokane, Wash. She is also a Scholarly Assistant Professor at Washington State University.

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