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