Should Christians Praise Snipers?

Rick Phillips

I have decided to go see the movie American Sniper because by all accounts it thoughtfully delves into the moral contours of warfare and killing.  Whether we prefer to acknowledge it or not, our society has been at war for over a decade and large numbers of our young people have had to face the trauma of combat.  We owe it to them to face the reality they have been living and to help them deal with the psychological challenges of active military service.  It is my hope that American Sniper will play a role in that cause.