Hallelujah Alert: Churches Conduct Concealed Carry Classes

Churches are always looking for new ways to reach out to people—especially men. Some houses of worship across the U.S. have ostensibly found the answer: Offer concealed-carry weapons training. The Daily has the details:

In an effort to increase membership, a number of U.S. churches — including the Church of Christ congregation in this rural village 30 miles north of Columbus — are offering an unconventional public service: Concealed weapons training.

“Church has done a good job with coffee klatsches or whatever, but we haven’t really reached out to guys,” said Jeff Copley, a preacher at the church. “And guys in Morrow Country, they shoot and they hunt.”

Hundreds of students have enrolled in the 10-hour course, which meets the state requirements for earning a concealed weapons permit. The training includes two hours on a church member’s private shooting range.

“I grew up going to church, but hadn’t attended in a number of years,” said David Freeman, 52, a local engineering manager who attended a firearm safety class at the church. “Always considered myself a Christian. I came for the gun classes and have been coming back for two years.”

The Marengo church launched its program several years ago and was likely among the first in the country to offer concealed weapons training. But from Texas to North Carolina, a smattering of congregations have recently followed suit, as ministers seek to capitalize on local enthusiasm for gun culture and demand for carry permit classes to expand their flocks.

While the effort is, in part, addressing the ‘decline in religious enthusiasm,’ it’s also about safety. Not surprisingly, those expressing this concern are near the U.S.-Mexico border.

Read more at townhall.com

  • Candace

    Very cool!

  • Rey

    I would too if there was a church offering that service

  • http://www.bibleversusconstitution.org/ Ted R. Weiland

    “Let the high praises of God be in their mouth, and a twoedged sword [or today's equivalent] in their hand; to execute vengeance upon the heathen, and punishments upon the people; to bind their kings with chains, and their nobles with fetters of iron; to execute upon them the judgment written: this honour have all his saints. Praise ye Yah.” (Psalm 149:6-9)

    See “Firearms: Scripturally Defended” at http://www.bibleversusconstitution.org/onlineBooks/firearm-right.html.

    Also don’t miss our Featured Message: Interview with Larry Pratt, Executive Director of Gun Owners of America.

  • noweareman

    Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition!

  • http://www.facebook.com/RobertAlexander.Salvage Robert Alexander

    I love that pic, looks like something that should be in the bible — with exception of Christ’s possible looks.

    Luke 11.21 When a strong man armed keepeth his palace, his goods are in peace.

    If Jesus was not the Father in the flesh, then the bible is wrong.

    Hebrews 13.8 Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.

    Malachi 3.6 For I am יהוה (YAH,) I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed.

    Isaiah 44.6 Thus saith יהוה (YAH) the King of Israel, and his redeemer יהוה (YAH) of hosts; I am the first, and I am the last; and beside me there is no Elohim (GOD.)

    Isaiah 41.4 Who hath wrought and done it, calling the generations from the beginning? I יהוה (YAH,) the first, and with the last; I am he.

    Psalms 86.10 For great art Thou, and doing wonders, Thou art God Thyself alone.

    Revelation of John 22.13 I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.

    Revelation of John 1.5 And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood, 8 I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith יהוה (YAH,) which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.

  • Hotnike

    Churches surely didn’t reach out to keep Omama from stealing the election.

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