What price conscience? THE ARMOR OF LIGHT follows an Evangelical minister and the mother of a teenage shooting victim who ask, is it possible to be both pro-gun and pro-life?
In Abigail Disney’s directorial debut, Evangelical minister Reverend
Rob Schenck—an anti-abortion activist and fixture on the political far right—breaks with orthodoxy by questioning whether being pro-gun is consistent with being pro-life. Lucy McBath is the mother of Jordan Davis, an unarmed teenager murdered in Florida, the victim of “Stand Your Ground” laws. Lucy is trying to make sense of her devastating loss while using her grief to effect some kind of viable and effective political action.
ARMOR follows these unlikely allies through their trials of
conscience, heartbreak and rejection, as they bravely attempt to make others consider America’s gun culture through a moral lens. The film is also a courageous look at our fractured political culture, and an assertion that it is, indeed, possible for people to come together across deep party lines to find common ground.