Bring Your Weapon To Church Day

When I went to Sunday School we'd get points for bringing our Bibles (otherwise known as "The Sword of the Spirit"), points for finding verses first (known as "Sword Drills"), and even points for standing up and singing, "Onward Christian Soldiers" at the top of our lungs.

A church in Kentucky has raised the bar. Now you can get points for actually bringing your gun. Don't worry, if you don't have one, you can enter the drawing to win one. I'm sure they will pray before the drawing to ensure that Jesus lets the right person win a weapon.


The pastor told the Louisville Courier-Journal the Saturday "Open Carry Church Service" promotes responsible gun ownership and 2nd Amendment rights. I wonder why they chose a font that looks like splattered blood then?

Other local religious leaders were against the idea of hosting gun related church gatherings. The Rev. Nancy Jo Kemper of Lexington said the event "would nauseate Jesus."

Pagano countered. "Not every branch of Christianity is pacifistic,"

8 comments:

drawingcloser said...

What's the big deal? Isn't this an every Sunday occurence in most Idaho churches, Chad? :)

Chad Estes said...

LOL! As a matter of fact you'd never want to try to rob an Idaho church of their offering plates. Half the congregation would stand up and point their handguns at you; and that's just the women I'm talking about.

kat.coe. said...

holy sh... oot. you have got to be kidding me. maybe they could sponsor theme weapons days - i.e. "bring your straightrazor to church" day (thinking sweeney todd, here - to match the font) or, "bring your brass knuckles and baseball batt to church day" (to include those unchuched gang bangers and make them feel more comfortable) or, "bring your biting sarcasm and passive aggression to church day" for those who limit their violence to emotional/verbal abuse...

sign me up! ;)

Elizabeth Sutton said...

Elizabeth here...
Katie, unfortunately the biting sarcasm and passive aggression is all too common in churches. i've experienced it firsthand. and the church that is hosting the event specifies that the weapons are to be unloaded. if only it were that easy to unload some people's tongues. this topic has me a bit on edge. guess i don't like having my Constitutional rights attacked.

Chad Estes said...

Whoa, Elizabeth! Who's attacking your constitutional rights here? I hunt, own a rifle, and have one mean looking kubaton on my key chain that my wife bought me. I help teach self-defense courses. I work out weekly in Krav Maga classes. And I still think that this church's idea is corny at best, really stupid at worst. To have this come out a week after the doctor was shot in a church is a bit reprehensible to me.

Justin said...

Wow, I would get it if the church started a gun club. Fellowship is a big part of the church, but bring it in with you to service? What's next, bring your shovel? Golf clubs? Guns are both tools and recreation and would be equally appropriate under these circumstances.

Guns don't bug me in the least, but it seems a strange focus for a religious gathering. I would prefer that if someone has a gun in church that they have it loaded and concealed, at least then it is serving it's proper purpose.

Elizabeth Sutton said...

Chad, I apologize. I was really worked up yesterday and not just about your blog. I didn't mean to get so defensive.
I have been enjoying following your different blogs and i'm glad i'm not the only one still defining my faith and beliefs and the way that i follow Jesus. i guess i'm just heading in a slightly different direction than most people seem to be these days. thank you for your willingness to share your journey.

Chad Estes said...

Elizabeth, I am so glad you are sharing here! Thank you for taking the time to express what is important to you. I value you and your opinion!

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