My Father’s House: From A Den Of Thieves To A Shooting Gallery

Following the shooting of a pastor in an Alabama church on March 8th, the Associated Baptist Press reports that State Rep. Beverly Pyle (R) is to reintroduce a bill in the state senate that will allow guns to be carried into churches.

I have received numerous e-mails and phone calls concerning this wanting me to bring this back, none against it,” Pyle told the TV station Little Rock CBS affiliate KTHV on March 9.[1]

It’s safe to assume those opposed wouldn’t bother contacting Ms Pyle, given her obvious enthusiasm for this legal measure, an ardency that boiled up long before the tragic death of Fred Winters last week.

The very notion should be anathema to those truly professing the Christian faith, whatever their denomination. Jesus of Nazareth was a man of peace. He abhorred violence, preached the loving of one’s enemies, and if the Bible is to be believed (as so many Christians decree) even forgave those who crucified him.



Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do?”

[1] “Bill to permit guns in churches revived in wake of pastor’s shooting” ABP, March 10th 2009

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3 Replies to “My Father’s House: From A Den Of Thieves To A Shooting Gallery”

  1. It’s an insane day for Christianity, RJA, I just finished reading about pure daughters who change their fathers’ shoes and now this.
    Barking mad.

  2. Just when you think things can’t get any more ridiculous……they get more ridiculous! They’ll be having a special Sunday for “the blessing of guns” next thing we know. 🙁

  3. WWW – why do I find the idea of “pure” daughters changing their father’s shoes, so disturbing? Somewhere in there is an unhealthy sexual element.

    Twilight – oh, please, don’t even suggest it! This is America. Someone will take you seriously and start a trend.

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