There are many things that can be said in the wake of the tragic shooting at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon. The targeting of Christians is at the forefront of the minds of many. But as I have seen the headlines scrolling past on my newsfeed and popping up on Twitter, one thing has really stood out to me: even in this tragedy, we have a clear hero.
Chris Mintz. A dad. A veteran. A hero.
Mintz's family said Friday the 30-year-old ran at the shooter to protect fellow students and took multiple gunshots to the chest.
Chris Mintz is expected to recover.
Now, let's join together in honoring Chris Mintz and his bravery by calling on President Obama to award Mr. Mintz the Presidential Medal of Freedom. A WhiteHouse.gov petition has been started, which must reach 100,000 signatures by November 1st, 2015 to receive an official response from the administration. Let's make this happen -- click here to sign!