WWJC: What Would Jesus Carry?

June 4th, 2009at 08:39pm Posted by Eli

This seems like a rather… odd interpretation of Jesus’ message:

A Valley Station Road church is sponsoring an “Open Carry Church Service” in late June, encouraging people to wear unloaded guns in their holsters, enter a raffle to win a free handgun, hear patriotic music and listen to talks by operators of gun stores and firing ranges.

Pastor Ken Pagano of New Bethel Church said the first-time event is “basically trying to think a little bit outside the box” to promote “responsible gun ownership and 2nd Amendment rights.”

The event, slated for late Saturday afternoon, June 27, is being promoted with online posters, including one using a red font resembling splattered blood with the words: “Open Carry Church Service.”

Pagano said the poster wasn’t intended to glorify bloodshed and that the lettering was just “a font that somebody developed.” And he said he didn’t want the event to be confused with regular Sunday worship at the Assemblies of God congregation.

(…)

“You would be surprised how many churches use shooting for recreation with fellowship,” he said.

Underwood said he’s a religious person himself and believes the First and Second amendments are closely tied in the nation’s Revolutionary War history.

“Guns are the one thing that secured freedom of religion for our country,” he said.

(…)

Pagano said he’s open to dialogue.

“Not every branch of Christianity is pacifistic,” he said. If someone is “not against the First and Second amendments, I’ll be glad to sit down with anybody to say, ‘How can we do this better?'”

Wow, that’s some mighty tasty crazy right there.  I particularly like the parts about how Christianity isn’t necessarily pacifist, and how guns were the only thing that secured religious freedom in America.

Remember, everyone – People don’t win revolutions, guns do.

(h/t WT)

Entry Filed under: Religion,Republicans


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