Bring Your Gun to Church


From MMI:

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…

Read more here.

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”

“Gangsta Jesus”

Your thoughts?

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  • jonathan says:

    Well I’m glad that we aren’t doing anything to make us look like insane radical jihadists.

    My contribution to the sermon titles:
    “Trigger happy with the joy of the Lord”
    “Locked & loaded with the gospel”

  • Sarah Mac says:

    Poor taste, MK. Poor taste.

  • kinsley says:

    I saw this over at Church Marketing Sucks and thought that the name of that site has never been more applicable.

  • Michael K. says:

    Agreed. Why can’t he just put a fish with a grenade on the back of his truck?

  • Jason H. says:

    My favorite part of this centers around the fact there will be “information about gun safety”. Ironic. I think so.

  • along with the free information don’t forget to pick up your free magazine on the way out… ammo available in the church office just past the VBS materials.

  • Taylor says:

    “Full Metal Jesus”
    “Your Life Is a Hollow-Point with out Jesus”
    “Fruit to Kill”
    “Life Without the Saftey On”
    “Got da Devil In My Crosshairs”
    “Shoot First = You’ve Already Been Forgiven”
    “14 In The Clip and Jesus in the Chamber”

    That’s all I got.

  • Michael K. says:

    Very, very good T-money. Spoken like a true gun and Jesus guy.

  • Amy Wright says:

    Ha! This is funny because I just told Jay about my dream last night. It had something to do with not having any guns but needing them. When we found the guns, we were hiding them from some people in our church. Maybe I saw the title to this post before I went to bed? Hmm….

  • Rob Tims says:

    I know people are concealed carriers at my old (nameless) church, and I know we have at least three concealed carriers at LMBC on any given Sunday. I couldnt’ be happier about it.

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