28 June 2009

(a country founded on the deep-seated belief in God and firearms)

It would be fair to call it unconventional. Not every pastor encourages his or her flock to show up to church packing heat. Or for that matter, participate in a raffle for a big gun giveaway during the service. But not every pastor is Ken Pagano of the New Bethel Church in Louisville, Kentucky. Pagano likes guns. He likes guns so much that he asked his parishioners to show up to church this evening armed like Sylvester Stallone as Rambo (.50 caliber machine gun optional). In all seriousness, Pagano did hold an "open carry celebration" tonight at his church. That meant if you owned a gun you could bring it to the service (provided it was unloaded) as part of an effort, he says, to promote responsible gun ownership and firearms safety. (...)

"If it were not for a deep-seated belief in the right to bear arms, this country would not be here today". he said. "As a Christian, I believe, and as an American this country was founded on the deep-seated belief in God and firearms — without which we wouldn’t be here today", Pagano told FOX News earlier this week. (...) It’s not the first time Pagano has discussed firearms at his church. According to the Kentucky Equality Federation, his sermon two weeks ago was titled, "God, Guns, Gospel and Geometry". (daqui)



Táxi Pluvioso said...

Não há democracia sem armas (que o digam os afegãos e os iraquianos). É a licença de porte de armas que faz da América uma democracia perfeita.

Nem uma referência à morte do Rei da Pop anteontem? Ai, ai... os jovens de hoje, intoxicados pelo marketing da indústria musical, não vêem as árvores, só florestas, e escuras, como este Dylan.

João Lisboa said...

Vai ter de pedir, aí no asilo, para não lhe voltarem a falhar as tomas da medicação. Ah... e mudar de lentes rapidamente.

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