Friday, June 26, 2009

Bring-Your-Gun-to-Church Day

As a liberal, I am not a fan of guns. However, as a civil libertarian, I accept the right of others to own and legally carry firearm. Having said that, today's New York Times story on a pastor in Lexington, Kentucky borders on absurd.

According to the Times:
"Ken Pagano, the pastor of the New Bethel Church here, is passionate about gun rights. He shoots regularly at the local firing range, and his sermon two weeks ago was on “God, Guns, Gospel and Geometry.” And on Saturday night, he is inviting his congregation of 150 and others to wear or carry their firearms into the sanctuary to 'celebrate our rights as Americans!' as a promotional flier for the 'open carry celebration' puts it.

The bring-your-gun-to-church day, which will include a $1 raffle of a handgun, firearms safety lessons and a picnic."

Thank God for the picnic!

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