A Kentucky pastor is inviting his flock to bring guns to church to celebrate the Fourth of July and the Second Amendment. New Bethel Church is welcoming “responsible handgun owners” to wear their firearms inside the church June 27, a Saturday. An ad says there will be a handgun raffle, patriotic music and information on gun safety.
“We’re just going to celebrate the upcoming theme of the birth of our nation,” said pastor Ken Pagano. “And we’re not ashamed to say that there was a strong belief in God and firearms — without that this country wouldn’t be here.”
The guns must be unloaded and private security will check visitors at the door, Pagano said…
I’ve got to wonder a few things. The most obvious is, “Is this really a good idea?” But secondly, if you think this is a good idea, what do you name the sermon for this week? Maybe something like:
“The Gospel Will Blow You Away”
“Galatians: Shooting From the Hip”