Friday, April 15, 2016

Mississippi Enacts Church Protection Act

by JASmius

It really has come to this - but it's been coming for a long, long time:

Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant signed a bill Friday that allows some members of churches to undergo firearms training so they can provide armed security for their congregations.

The Church Protection Act specifies that those designated can carry guns into church buildings and gives them legal protections. It also allows people to carry holstered weapons without a permit....

The bill was authored by Baptist pastor and State Representative Andy Gipson, who says it's necessary in light of the massacre of nine parishioners during a Bible study last year in Charleston, South Carolina. He said the law gives small congregations an option to defend themselves against attack.

I'm surprised a legal remedy like this took this long.  And while I will acknowledge that church isn't the most....intuitive setting to be "packing", the rising tide of anti-Christian persecution around the world, including right here in Obamerikastan makes it increasingly imperative that when our enemies come to lead us to the slaughter, the lambs have a high-caliber something to say about it.

Gun grabbers, of course, think it's evangelicals that are dangerous even without guns and should remain forcibly disarmed.  And, of course, are too stupid to know how to handle a gun safely.

In a phrase, "The only good fundie is a dead fundie".

Well, Jesus is coming, and thank the Father for that, and in the mean time we go out into all the world and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.  But if our enemies come after us, why should the other cheek we turn not have a muzzle sticking out of it, just in case?

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