Church To Hold Open Carry Gun Service
The New Bethel Church in Louisville is having what it’s calling an “open carry service” in late June. Parishioners will be encouraged to carry unloaded guns and enter a raffle to win a free gun while listening to patriotic songs and listening to talks by owners of gun stores and firing ranges. The event is being promoted with a poster showing a gun and red lettering that resembles dripping blood.
[Pastor Tom] Pagano said the poster wasn’t intended to glorify bloodshed and that the lettering was just “a fontthat somebody developed.”
The Rev. Jerry Cappel, president of the Kentuckiana Interfaith Community, makes a great point saying that in a church service “with one who explicitly called us to put down the sword and pick up the cross and love our enemies and turn the other cheek, it just makes no sense.”
Pagano says the event was prompted by concerns that President Obama will restrict gun rights.
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