The Emanuel A.M.E. Church massacre in Charleston, South Carolina should serve as a screaming wake up call that no one is safe any more… not even in frickin’ church.
Welcome to Obamaland where things have not gotten better but much worse. So much for you healing the planet, Mr. BHO.
Oh, and speaking of Obama, old el Presidente wasted no time calling for stricter gun laws as if mass murderers will ever, at any time, jump through the proper legal hoops before they carry out their murderous wet dreams.
Yep, our culture has become a violent crapsicle where racist dipsticks like Dylann Roof and other violent chuckleheads have decided to kill innocent folks that don’t fit into their scrambled-egg Weltanschauung
Now, given that toads like Roof are opting for murder versus sucking it up and getting a life, ministers had better morph PDQ from imitating Mr. Rogers to mimicking Clint Eastwood.
Which brings me to this question, pastor: Exactly what kind of armed arrangement do you have in place when Satan’s spawn shows up at your worship service ready to kill congregants because he’s a Grade-A douche bag?
What’s the plan, man of God, when some demoniac rocks up to your house of worship to carry out the insidious commands of ‘the voices’ whispering in his whirring tin-brain to kill your congregants? What are you going to do?
This is the ultimate What Would Jesus Do query, eh?
I think if Jesus were placed in such a situation he would whip out his Glock and double tap the center mass of any killer who was attempting to put a bullet in one of his defenseless disciples. Okay, maybe Jesus wouldn’t do it but Peter definitely would have.
Now, I know that doesn’t fit with most folks bearded lady, soft focused, Precious Moments figurine version of Jesus that some have been peddling for the last twenty years, but it does square with the Christ of my Bible. (By the way: I read The Common Sense, Good People Live, Bad People Die version of the Bible. It’s printed in Texas, and you can get a copy at www.You’dBetterWakeTheHellUp.
Pastors, let me help you out: The job of the shepherd is to serve and protect sheep, and in this permissive and paranormal milieu that means not only with TLC and sound doctrine but with several semi-autos and some Cor-Bon hollow points. I know it’s not a pleasant thought, and they didn’t tell you this stuff in seminary, but this is the world we live in, and this is the hand we’ve been dealt, so . . . play it like a poker champ. Be relevant.
If you or your church do not know where to begin or would like some advice on how to protect the few or many people in your pastorate there are many security experts in the US that can help you assess your situation and get appropriately armed to the teeth.
Lastly, obviously, I’m thinking as good Christians we should send a message to all the evil Dylann Roofs that remain out there that we are here to help them and will walk them through whatever funky stuff they’re having to field.
However, if you, the struggling and confused guy with a gun, won’t let go of your demons, know this: We are watching you, we are prepared for you, and we will have no problem whatsoever dropping you in your tracks as soon as you draw your weapon on innocent people. Yes, the wages of sin is death, and we’re now here to inflict it if you force our holy hand.
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