Today is Take Your Gun to Church Day


The Governor  of the state of Georgia Nathan Deal signed a wide-ranging gun bill into law today.

House Bill 60, or the Safe Carry Protection Act of 2014 specifies where Georgia residents can carry weapons. Included are provisions that allow residents who have concealed carry permits to take guns into some bars, churches, school zones, government buildings and certain parts of airports.

Calling it “a great day to reaffirm our liberties,” Deal said the law allows residents to protect their families and expands the list of places where they can legally carry firearms, while allowing certain property owners, namely churches and bars, to make judgments on whether they want worshipers and patrons carrying guns.

Wednesday’s signing came at an open-air picnic area along a creek in Ellijay, in northern Georgia. It opened with a prayer, the singing of the national anthem and a recital of the Pledge of Allegiance.

A dramatic gospel story describes Jesus acting with uncharacteristic aggression and driving out  people who were selling things in the Temple.  This story is often titled “Jesus Cleanses the Temple.”  I wonder how Scripture would report Jesus dealing with church members carrying fire arms into the house of worship.

I’m just saying.

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3 Responses to Today is Take Your Gun to Church Day

  1. Marylin says:


  2. Bob Bakker says:

    As for flag eddicate the Christian flag is the only flag permitted to be flown above or to the right of the U.S. flag. I expect this to be challenged as soon as one of the anti Christian groups becomes aware of it. The carry law in Georgia gives the churches the right to prohibit carry, when I had my Michigan CCW I was permitted to carry wherever I wished. I chose not to.
    I have learned that more important than the political is, I am one in whom Christ dwells and delights. We need to live into this, in peace or persecution. Though I am not yet the man Christ has plans for me to be I am not the man I once was, praise be to God!

  3. Rich Herbig says:

    Don’t you wonder if secretly, the disciples carried knives under their garments? I am sure that
    Jesus must have given the danger he was facing. REALLY? I have never been able to get past the competing concepts of trusting the God and conceal and carry. I also am struck when I travel to Grand Rapids along 196 near Hudsonville where, from the expressway, you can see a church that flies the American Flag and under it a flag that I assume is a symbol of their particular faith.
    Country above God? It strikes me that this is what early Christians struggled with under the control of Rome when they were required to pay homage to the symbol of Caesar that was to be
    placed above all other symbols. If they refused it meant persecution and possibly death. How do
    Christian, religious communities deal with that today?

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