Posts Tagged ‘guns in church’

Jesus and John Wayne: A Christian can be a “good guy with a gun

Thursday, September 24th, 2020

According to Kristin Kobes Du Mez, author of “Jesus and John Wayne: How Evangelicals Corrupted a Faith and Fractured a Nation,” the idea that a Christian can be a “good guy with a gun” is well-established in many white evangelical communities. But critics wonder how people who claim to worship Jesus Christ  – who taught Read more

Parishioner rankled by Gun Show

Monday, July 20th, 2020

A retired Catholic school teacher is protesting how a small Catholic church in rural Wisconsin has been the site of an annual gun show that includes the sale of assault rifles and handguns. Read more

Philippine church leaders give thumbs down to arming priests

Monday, June 11th, 2018
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Church leaders in the Philippines have opposed the idea of arming priests as a protection measure in the wake of recent attacks on members of the clergy. Calls have come from several quarters for priests to take advantage of a 2014 law allowing journalists, priests, lawyers, doctors, nurses, accountants and engineers to carry firearms outside Read more

Taking guns to church is OK in Arkansas

Tuesday, February 12th, 2013

Taking guns to church has been approved in Arkansas with the passage of a law allowing individual religious leaders to decide if concealed weapons should be allowed in their places of worship. The Church Protection Act passed the Senate with a 28-4 vote and the House of Representatives with an even more decisive 85-8 vote. Read more