Friday, June 12, 2009

Bring Your Gun to Church!

First, I apologize for getting to this late. I was sick this morning, and then I had to work on an article for Relevant.

In case you haven't heard, a pastor in Kentucky is inviting his congregation to bring their guns to church a few weeks from now to celebrate the Second Amendment. No one can bring ammo, but the event will include "a handgun raffle, patriotic music, and information on gun safety."

Now don't get me wrong; I support the Second Amendment, even though I don't own a gun (and don't plan to anytime soon). However, is the Church the right place to throw a gun show? Isn't the Church supposed to preach the Word of God before anything else, even the Constitution? Also, with the recent murder of George Tiller, isn't the gun the last thing you'd want to see at a church?

Like I said, I have no problem with either gun ownership or gun shows. I'm just not sure what they have to do with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

1 comment:

  1. I just wanna know where Jesus talks about packing heat.