Normally if there’s a gun at the wedding, it’s being held by the bride’s FATHER, not the bride herself. But this is no ‘shotgun wedding’.
Sure, we’re as pro-Second Amendment, but these crazies make even Scientology look ‘mainstream’.
The brides have their rifles slung over their shoulders at the wedding.
Hundreds of parishioners gathered at a Pennsylvania church Wednesday to exchange or renew their wedding vows — some clutching unloaded AR-15 rifles, according to CNN affiliate WFMZ-TV.
The event was led by Pastor Hyung Jin Moon at the controversial Sanctuary Church in Newfoundland.
Guns were zip-tied at the door and ammunition was not allowed in the church, WFMZ reported. It said the Wallenpaupack Area School District moved students of a nearby elementary school to other campuses.
[…] In a message on the church’s Facebook page, Moon said the event was not to “bless guns.”
He said the book of Revelations discussed Jesus Christ “ruling with a rod of iron.” The Bible “tells us that God will shepherd His children with the rod of iron, guarding the flock not as a dictator, but as a loving father,” he said. In the same sense, Moon said, God calls on his people to use the “rod of iron” to protect themselves.
There are so many things to say about this story. And before we weigh into it, let’s go back to what an ordained minister said about guns in church after that mass slaughter in Sutherland Springs, Texas. Pearl-clutching gun-grabbers might want to grab some smelling salts before they click ‘play’.
Now where do we start?
First, we commend them for following proper gun safety guidelines. There is zero ammunition on the premises, and they are locked up with zip ties.
That’s far better than those dumb punk kids walking around Memphis pointing their guns at people to see if they’re armed. ‘No Lack Challenge‘ they called it on the internet. One guy got shot in the head in the process. By his friend.
Second, if you’re looking to these guys for theological wisdom or a proper representation of theology? Don’t. They’re freaking MOONIES!
They’re citing a verse from the highly-symbolic book of Revelation, about how Jesus will ‘rule with a rod of iron’ (meaning unrivaled authority) that does not mean that these fools need to pack a gun to likewise rule.
How far are they going to push their dumb metaphor? Are they planning an armed rebellion where they plan to rule the world? Sorry, there’s already another religion (from the seventh-century) with that as their game plan. Nope. You’re just a small-time cult, sorry.
Here’s the footage:
Are they dangerous as neighbors?
Seeing as they seem to respect life, and follow the rules, they’re probably a lot better to have around as neighbors than the dumb punks who think that ‘No Lack Challenge’ is a fun way to pass the time.
But if you’re talking about their ideas and your eternal soul? That’s another matter entirely.
It’s — literally — the difference between Heaven and Hell.
When it’s time to pack up and move on, even Col Davy Crockett knew where his next destination should be.
“A gentleman from Nacogdoches, in Texas, informs us, that, whilst there, he dined in public with col. Crockett, who had just arrived from Tennessee. The old bear-hunter, on being toasted, made a speech to the Texians, replete with his usual dry humor. He began nearly in this style: “I am told, gentlemen, that, when a stranger, like myself, arrives among you, the first inquiry is – what brought you here? To satisfy your curiosity at once to myself, I will tell you all about it. I was, for some years, a member of congress. In my last canvass, I told the people of my district, that, if they saw fit to re-elect me, I would serve them as faithfully as I had done; but, if not, they might go to h__, and I would go to Texas. I was beaten, gentlemen, and here I am.” The roar of applause was like a thunder-burst. [Louisville Journal.
That sums up the Texan Spirit beautifully.
And now, you can wear it on a shirt.
Don’t worry, we didn’t forget about the Gents: