This kind of thing is why I don’t go to church anymore. No, most churches aren’t this asinine, this completely oblivious to how far away from the true Word of Jesus Christ they are. But the fact that organized Christianity has this element in it makes it all too clear just how much a false construct the church is.
Pastor Urges His Flock to Bring Guns to Church
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — 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.
“God and guns were part of the foundation of this country,” Mr. Pagano, 49, said Wednesday in the small brick Assembly of God church, where a large wooden cross hung over the altar and two American flags jutted from side walls. “I don’t see any contradiction in this. Not every Christian denomination is pacifist.”
The bring-your-gun-to-church day, which will include a $1 raffle of a handgun, firearms safety lessons and a picnic, is another sign that the gun culture in the United States is thriving despite, or perhaps because of, President Obama’s election in November.
It’s true, “not every Christian denomination is pacifist.” However, it also very true that not every Christian denomination is actually Christian in the sense that they are following His teachings. This one right here? It’s one that doesn’t.
Jesus was absolutely a pacifist.
I’m just sayin’…